Udupi: Single man causes quarantine for many, tollgate staff stop work


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Apr 29: The petrol bunk at Tekkatte which was sealed down after it was found that a coronavirus-infected person seated in a truck and travelled illegally, who passed through the petrol bunk had taken bath there, was thoroughly washed with disinfectants on Tuesday April 28. This was done as a precautionary measure by using the vehicle belonging to Kundapur municipality. On April 27, bunk owner and six of the petrol bunk staff were asked to undergone quarantine. Even family members of the bunk owner and staff have been advised to undergo home quarantine.

On Tuesday morning, ASHA workers conducted door to door visits in the petrol bunk's vicinity to collect health information of the people there.


Sastan toll plaza (file photo)

As the truck carrying the infected man had been stopped for three minutes at the Sastan toll plaza, seven staff of the toll plaza have been subjected to quarantine. Developing cold feet at this development, other staff of the toll plaza refused to work. As they have not been attending to their duties, vehicles were allowed free passage at the Sastan toll plaza. Toll collection has since resumed from Wednesday.

District health officer Dr Sudhir Chandra Sooda, said that 12 persons from the Tekkatte petrol bunk and five from Sastan toll gate have so far been admitted for quarantine at SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udyavar.

 

 

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    This is the height of CORONA phobia; if such incidents repeat, people will get paranoid; already signs r evident!!

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  • Kiran, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    12 from thekkatte, 5 from sastana quarantined only or tested too???

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Good news toll free.
    Can anyone do the same at other tollgates.?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Close Down all Toll Gates ...

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    It seems the color of the zones change faster than the traffic lights.This madness of lockdown should stop.Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Sir, be happy that they didn't lockdown entire district.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Not the words expected from a doctor!!

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Itz Monty Doctor which is a surname. Probably the virus starts with letter C and has affected visual efficiency of many, who just hate letter C.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    But Sir tell me, how to contain this disease other than lock down... During lock down, it spreads so fast.. Without lock down? First and foremost factor here is, we don't have so many "ventilators and other medical equipments if many get admitted. So, in this case, safety for people to stay at home unless otherwise they have emergencies to go out. Those who have business/shops etc are doing regular business. Only theatres, malls, gyms etc are not performing... Rest so many are under "work from home" option...

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Herd immunity is the only solution,(as in Sweden) until we find a treatment or vaccine.Even if there is a lockdown for 2 years what is the guarantee that the next day an infected person may not start a second wave? Also death rate due to lockdown (hunger , walking 200 kms home, lack of treatment for common ailments like appendicitis, diabetes kidney problems and later on malnutrition due to poverty) will be more -much more than Corona itself as the deaths in corona are more because of comorbiditis. Also one has to remember that the virus has mutated several times and a new strain can start things all over again. Let nature take it's own course.God Is the creator and destroyer. leave it all to Him to decide and not to politicians.The fear and panic is entirely misplaced.Again Be Happy Be Healthy .

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    My dear Monty Doctor,
    It is difficult to educate the uneducated...
    when u say herd immunity, u have to specifically give an example, other they will not understand .
    For ex. Herd immunity = "bhakth immunity", then they will understand.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Dear Sir, I really don't know what's herd immunity... ? Will you explain this in short and throw some light on this topic which will really help me to understand what is meant by that... How to gain this immunity?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Herd immunity occurs when a virus is allowed to take its own natural course. This is more true for viruses that affect the respiratory system- read lungs. When a large percentage of the population is exposed to a virus our own body produces antibodies-substances that fight the virus.Once many people get immunity there remains no host that the virus can find to lodge itself,so it dies (and human race survives). Because of this phenomenon the virus disappears before an active vaccine is developed .This approach cannot be taken in more dangerous viruses like Ebola, Nepah (mortality more than 40%) etc where the mortality directly because of the virus is very high (unlike Corona where it is more because of comorbidity - ie other uncontrolled medical conditions.In Ebola or Nepah lockdown or more specifically containment and isolation is necessary.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Sir, thank you so much for taking your valuable time in explaining the meaning of "herd immunity... ". I feel, in such case, chances of people getting infected is more. When many get infected there should be sufficient treatment available for the basic symptoms. Since, this virus mutates there may be so many deaths due to the Insufficient medical facilities ..

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  • Tilak, Blore

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    I think the U.S has already tried it....

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