Negative RT-PCR, vaccine necessary for authorities, artists at Mysuru Dasara festival


< img src =""class ="ff-og-image-inserted"> Bengaluru: The Karnataka federal government has made an unfavorable RT-PCR test report and a minimum of one dose of coronavirus vaccine necessary for officers and staff on duty and artists, who will perform throughout the world renowned Mysuru Dasara festival, beginning on Thursday.

“It has been made necessary for all those who are getting involved in the celebration including federal government officers and the personnel on the duty, artists, security and media personnel to have a negative RT-PCR test report which will be done after October 4 and have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said in his order.

The order further said that artists and members of cultural troupe will be provided priority for conducting tests.

It also said that everybody attending and participating the event should use mask, maintain social distancing and hand hygiene.

Noting that there will be a live telecast of Mysuru Dasara festival, the government stated the big entry of public to the place has been prohibited to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The state federal government has invited former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna to inaugurate the Dasara festival.

The nine-day event will see a host of cultural programs. The star tourist attraction will be ‘Jambu Sawari’ when the caparisoned elephants will march in front of the imposing Mysuru palace.

The festival attracts people from various parts of the world.

Released at Tue, 05 Oct 2021 05:08:15 -0500