Bengaluru: Coronavirus outbreak - 172 under observation in Karnataka


Bengaluru, Feb 11 (IANS): The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Services department is observing 172 people across the state for coronavirus symptoms, a health official said on Monday, February 10. 

"We are observing 172 people across the state, including in Bengaluru for coronavirus symptoms," the department's communicable diseases wing Joint Director Prakash Kumar told IANS.

However, no positive coronavirus case has been reported from Karnataka yet as 22 people were added to the monitoring list on Monday.


Staff disposing medical waste

Under home isolation observation, the department is monitoring 168 people across the state.

Currently nobody is admitted in hospital for coronavirus symptoms, Kumar confirmed.

Five Karnataka districts bordering Kerala - Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi, Chamarajanagar and Mysuru - continue to be under surveillance after three positive coronavirus cases were reported in Kerala.

Starting January 20 till Monday, 17,316 passengers have undergone thermal screening for coronavirus at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

Of all the people screened at the airport, only three people had a history of visiting coronavirus epicentre Wuhan in China.

According to the state Health and Family Welfare Services department bulletin, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus epidemic affecting 28 countries as an 'International Public Health Emergency'.

Of the 111 coronavirus symptomatic samples sent for examination, 106 were marked as eligible for testing even as 102 samples have been declared negative from the state.

The 104 Arogya Sahayavani call centre, assigned to receive calls to provide guidance on coronavirus, attracted 2,039 calls thus far.

"In case people with recent travel history to China and other affected countries develop any symptoms, they are requested to call 104 or health authorities and provide all necessary details in order to take precautionary measures and are requested to be home isolated," reiterated the department.

However, no passenger screened by the department is yet to complete the 28-day observation period.

Globally, close to 812 people have already succumbed to coronavirus, 811 in China alone and one in the Philippines, as more than 37,300 confirmed cases have been reported.

 

 

  

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  • DAYANANDA BANGERA, KATAPADY, ABU DHABI

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    MESSAGE IS CLEAR TO HUMANS....YOU GUYS ARE NOT BOSSES OF THIS UNIVERSE...SOMEONE IS HANDLING US...SOMEONE GIVES US LIFE AND SAME ONE TAKES IT BACK....NO ONE CAN STOP....LET'S WAIT AND SEE...GOD BLESS ALL.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Please isolate doubtful fever patients as soon as possible..
    Please take extra precautions..
    Prevention is better than cure...
    Novel corona virus is seems to be deadly..
    Very difficult to control spreading..

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  • John, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    I saw one video this country people eating which is not recommended
    That's why this sickness has entered
    Because of them whole world is suffering
    All world leaders must come together and put a strong rule on that country not to touch the animals which is recorded in the holy scriptures
    In holy scriptures clearly mentioned what to eat and what to not!!
    For example reptiles, monkey,dogs,cats,bats,pigs, parrots, insects etc,etc,
    If they want to eat and don't want to listen to any one then nobody should accept them to other countries
    They are the one who spreading this sickness
    Their government is responsible for this

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  • fss, MLore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    So my dear John,

    You are of the opinion that what the we should not eat stuff that the holy scriptures has forbidden. But think. Are we not eating stuff that is forbidden in some other religion. Pork for example, beef to name another. We need to reboot our thoughts. Start thinking outside of religion. Start coming out with solutions rather than excuses and blame.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Our Almighty will never let us down ...

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