Karnataka to stamp primary, secondary contacts of quarantined people


Bengaluru, Mar 25 (IANS): All primary and secondary contacts of the stamped home quarantined people in Karnataka will also be stamped to avert community transmission of coronavirus, a top official said on Wednesday.

"To check the coronavirus pandemic from reaching the community transmission stage, the government has decided to stamp all primary and secondary contacts of those already stamped and under isolation," Bengaluru civic body Commissioner B. H. Anil Kumar tweeted.

Kumar said all the primary and secondary contacts will also be home quarantined. He shared a link listing all the home quarantined people across the state, without giving their names.


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The district wise list of home quarantined people provided excel sheet links containing details such as date of arrival from a foreign country, last day of quarantine, port of origin of journey, house number, street, village, district and pin code.

For instance, in Belagavi district alone, there are 76 home quarantined people as of Wednesday.

With the marking of primary and secondary contacts, it remains to be seen how many more people will be stamped.

In Bengaluru city alone, more than 10,000 people have already been stamped and home quarantined.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru police shared a phone number, 9154153916, available round the clock to report home quarantine violations.

Kumar requested people to stay at home and save lives. He called on the people to stay at home for Ugadi and break the cain of Coronavirus in India.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner also shared a picture of how social distancing is being enforced while buying provisions.

The civic body authorities marked the effective distance to be maintained by the buyers with white paint markings.

"Effective distancing markings have helped maintain minimum mandated distance in queues outside stores in Vasanthnagar. These markings were made at around 4 p.m. on March 24," tweeted Kumar.

Karnataka has reported 41 coronavirus positive cases so far, including one death.

 

  

Comment on this article

  • shilpa, Sydney / Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Please ensure the stamp is sterilised after stamping each person. otherwise you will be spreading the virus on a massive scale.

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  • Megha, Kanakapura

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Sir one help.please stop all the shops even vegitable milk grosarry I think all will be having atleast to eat 20days things in home... people who are daily labour I think for them government is helping to provide food..mid anyone have any emergency tell them to call police...please do this all over Karnataka to save our state and country it's a request
    And tell if anyone come out..we ordered shout and site for police
    Allow only police doctor and emergency people that to with police permission
    Please reach this details to government

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I am happy that fresh milk at your place lasts for over 20 days. People should stop thinking of themselves - not everyone has supplies for 20 days. The other thing is it isn't a State v State issue anymore - when PM Modi took charge and declared the 21 day lock-down , all States should have unified into One - unfortunately that's not happening.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Is govt. providing essential items to home quarantined people?

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Without large scale testing we are fighting a war blindly

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