Mangaluru: 16 including 15 Dubai returnees test corona-positive on May 15


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (AM)

Mangaluru, May 15: In a shocking development, as many as 16 including 15 passengers who came from Dubai on May 12, tested positive for the deadly coronavirus infection on Friday, May 15.

Twelve men and four women were tested positive on Friday. Fifteen among them are Dubai returnees while one has contracted infection from a coronavirus-positive contact. 

The men to be tested positive are aged 27, 35, 37, 38, and 39 each, two people aged 40, one aged 45, and 71, 76 and 81 each. A 6-year-old boy is also among the infected. The women who were tested positive are aged 27, 33 and 69 each. All are Dubai returnees. A 68-year-old woman from Suratkal also tested positive thus taking the total count to 16. 

The total count of active cases in the district has now suddenly leap-frogged to 50 in which 29 are active cases. As many as 16 persons have recovered and been discharged, and five deaths have occurred so far.

It may be recalled, on May 12, the first special flight landed at Mangaluru International Airport from Dubai with 177 passengers including 40 pregnant women and 2 infants on board.

As per the standard operating procedure to be observed by all foreign returnees, the passengers were screened for Covid-19 virus. Further, after completing the formalities, the returnees were taken in state- run buses in batches for 14-day institutional quarantine in hotels and other places in the coastal city.

 

 

 

  

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  • kavi, vittal/Dubai

    Sat, May 16 2020

    There was no social distance in the flight. flight was full. Why authorities conduct social distance once the passengers disembark the flight? This is nothing but a drama .

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    What abt the people who refused to quarantine and left on the special train yo north India

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  • Amar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Many Flight departed from same dubai airport to Kerala , there was no much noice and was handled professionally . Please let Kerala Officials handle the intake of NRI’s in Mangalore Airports .
    It is really pain but life is more important than ego.

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  • Suma, Udupi

    Sun, May 17 2020

    Yeah these people should learn from kerala

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  • gratia, mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    day by day increasing virus n infected people, what precaution is taking by our state ? same news increasing increasing, some strong step has to taken by concern authorities ! now no red zone !!! all are green ???

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    The debate here is whether the decision to bring them wrong or right.
    Bringing them is right instead of letting them in an alien land with no guarantee of future stay for many who have come back on this flight.
    In an aircraft compressed cool air gets circulated which makes infections spreading to all the passengers including flight pursers & from them to any others they come into contact as well.
    Wearing face masks or hand gloves or sanitiser won't help as they are not foolproof even social distancing in any airport or aircraft is useless.
    If none of them were tested in India then they would have or wouldn't have shown any symptoms & might not have known they had it unless their antibody test was done later.
    Improve your immunity is what our Indian doctor had advised since January, he had said no lock down will end the threat of virus no matter whether you wear a mask or gloves or use sanitiser. He had said you are just changing the date from this day to future. He too is in favor of creating herd immunity which only can prevent second or third wave of infections.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    ... either positive or negative, how long will the host countries will take care of foreigners in this present situation. Already many gulf countries are reeling under severe economic pressure. If India can send many medical professionals to middle-east to deal with corona pandemic, same medical professionals can also treat the infected gulf returnees in India also. Anyway, we have to learn to live with the chinese virus !

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Modiji,

    We were told before boarding evacuation flights, COVID-19 instant test will be conducted...and those with negative results are allowed to board the plane....which obviously NOT HAPPENED....

    If you don't conduct this Rapid COVID-19 test on passengers before boarding the plane...you are risking all passengers in the plane for COVID-19...

    Unless COVID-19 rapid test is arranged at departing airports....better STOP these flights...

    Again before ordering Special flights ...you must have arranged this...I thought you did...but OBVIOUSLY NOT...

    Before jumping to any conclusions...see if these Positives are not FALSE Positive...


    Also people ....even if these 20 people are really Positive ....most likely all of them will survive....unless they have history of previous respiratory ailments....only we should be careful they don't spread COVID-19 to others...

    DON'T PANIC....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Indian Council of Medical Research has rejected the Rapid Covid-19 test based on Anti bodies, in the current kits available from China.
    Only Korean Kits are promising.

    Each flights originating from different countries. Doctors & pharmacists based in that country should follow the guidelines of that country.

    India does not have any role here, other than enrolling some local doctor or hospital.

    But, Swab test with 2-3 days gap, based on the capacity of the lab, is only option now.

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  • M. DSouza, Mangaluru/USA

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Flying in close contact with infected people is high risk. Social distancing is difficult to maintain within the aircraft. There is a possibility that many more will test positive as they have come in close contact with 15 positive cases.
    In USA, the cases increased after people returned from Europe/Cruises.

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  • S D, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    There are so many chances of getting the virus from the moment you step out of the house in Dubai to come home to Mangalore. Starting from the lift you catch out of your apartment, the taxi, the airport trolley, the toilets, the handles of the airplane luggage compartment, while crossing aisles in a crowded plane, queuing up for immigration, baggage handlers at Dubai and India. Even if you were virus free when you left UAE, if one person on the flight is positive without showing symptoms, it can easily spread in confined spaces. By the time you reach the hotel room, you might have touched your face or eyes or nose, even to wipe sweat off, thus transferring the virus from the contact on to yourself. The best thing they can do now is keep eating healthy to keep up their immune system to help it fight the virus.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Bro every virus has a window period (incubation) before which it cannot be detected by any test; also symptoms arise only after a certain amount of days after catching infection; not within 24-48 hrs!!

    Which means the Dubai test was not OK!!

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  • naveen mascarenhas, derabail

    Fri, May 15 2020

    bringing the 2 nd flight in?is it a wise decision?

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Would you like to see your brothers n sisters standing in front of food banks?
    Selfish us!!
    Safeguard ourselves, One day you have to step out of the house so think

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    there are 26 flight coming to Kerala this week. Last week there were maximum flight for Kerala. People of Kerala and govt. are ready for all risk. There are some loopholes in UAE. Otherwise why so many cases within 1 day. Also there is no need to bring luggage while coming on evacuation flights. Just allow people to come with 10 kg luggage. No handbag should be allowed. Govt. Of India should provide test kits to traveller's at origin. Charge them for the test. No eatable should be provided. Traveler should arrange their food and water. to avoid risk.

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    What nobody is questioning is that DK has been allotted only 2.9 crores to fight the virus. We have another flight coming on 18th. There are so many people under quarantine here. Kodagu gets 8 crore. Why is the state bjp president who is also our mp silent on this? On what basis have the funds been allotted?

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    What do you think? This MP or the CM has guts to question the Center regarding fund allotment?

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Mr. Poonja.. announcement is made, consider it as received.

    Who knows where/how it is used ? How much used and how much pocketed ?

    Spend from own pocket for at PIL to know, once, twice. Who will keep spending like this for lifetime ? Eventually to be killed for being a social activist ?

    This is my India.

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  • Kusuma kumari gunji, Nellore Kosyadka

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Hope the disease doesnt spread . I am sure the quarantine shall be effective and we shall defeat the croats infection in india

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Bangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Dubai is a Corona hotspot. All those who return from Gulf, European countries, UK & USA should be quarantined. There is lot to learn from this Corona pandemic.
    I really don't understand why Dubai is a transit airport for all the flights to the world ? Why can't there be direct flights from a big country like India to other destinations all over the world ? Why there is transit point in Dubai ? Ask anyone how do you fly to the world, people say flying via Dubai.

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  • Rishi, Thane/ Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Dear Kiran,

    If you fly through Emirates or Etihad airlines, then definitely transit point will be dubai or Abu dhabi.
    or if you choose some other countries airline, then transit point will be their respective country.

    Emirates is connecting most of the countries in world, so the transit point is Dubai

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, May 15 2020

    It's shocking... According to some people day before yesterday covid 19 tests were done. Results were within few minutes. How come results were false at Dubai and within two days we got so many positive cases.... It's confusing. Whom to believe? In this situation people want to go home and share with everyone.... It's really really dangerous.... If we say something, some people say we are jealous and hotte kichchu...

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Cynthia, Kirem
    believe for Dubai test because they have world class high technology ...in they just randomly

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Do you have any idea how much to they charge?
    These people had a tough time paying for their flight ight tickets
    Note:US they charge equivalent to 30,000 Indian rupee

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  • M. DSouza, Mangaluru/USA

    Fri, May 15 2020

    In US the Covid 19 nasal swab tests are free. There are many drive through locations. All Covid related treatment including hospital bills are free.

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  • Roshan, Dubai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Two days back I told, it's not COVID test but rapid blood test which is not 100% guaranteed. But your good friend, neighbour didn't agree. Test is must when people reach back but our system is not well equipped. Making sick and pregnant wait for 4 to 6 hours is not acceptable n most of all NO Humanity.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, May 15 2020

    If the rapid blood tests which are not giving proper status of the infectionon of a patient, why do they conduct such tests and put common man into confusion... ?? In that place, they could arrange the rapid covid tests and give the results on the spot. One more thing I am surprised here, so long they were in Dubai and they were OK. As soon as they landed how they got infected? Even in the rapid blood tests, out of all some of the tests would have shown positive in Dubai only?? Secondly, in USA, they must be doing rapid covid tests. So, Lan sir was saying out of confidence.... Systems vary from gulf countries to European countries...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Cynthia, these rapid tests have low sensitivity (not dependable) & specificity compared to RT-PCR which too is not too sensitive!
    There are reports that an Indian co (ZYDUS) has developed an ELISA test kit with 98% sensitivity & into production stage after approval from ICMR!!

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  • mesenger, dubai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    airport authority and staffs please improvise ur PPE and even flight atendants need to be tested and quarantined. thats why its called vande maatharam mission. next time improve more.

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  • Rishi, Thane/ Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Please correct,
    Its Vande Bharat Mission

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Relax guys....no matter whether you seal your windows and doors, this virus will enter mine and your house. Please do not panic. There is no way to stop it....Please don't blame your brothers and sisters, neighbours or fellow countrymen! ..learn to live with it as everyone says. May God save you all.

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  • Charles D Almeida, Barkur

    Fri, May 15 2020

    How many people tested positive have symptoms of Covid-19. If the test is positive but if they don't have symptoms then it is possible the test kits are not giving correct result.

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  • Assaad, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    I don't think all the 15 members from that flight had covid 19 positive.
    Might have lesser number of positive cases.
    What happens is. In aeroplanes, we don't receive oxygen from the atmosphere. The oxygen present inside the aeroplane gets circulate itself leading to spreading of covid 19.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    No one tests positive, If he gets Corona virus in a 3 hour flight.
    It takes 5 to 14 days for any person to test positive.

    Even if you test a person, who got Virus 3 hours back, His report will show Negative.
    Only after 14 days, His report will come Positive.

    So, you can expect many Positive case from passengers of the flight, who tested Negative now, in Next 14 days.

    Also, Sweepers & airport staff, who helped in Baggage, may have got Virus, as Baggage surface may had virus. But, it will come out in a test after 14 days.

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  • SAMAD, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    You meant symptoms are not visible in 3 hours, not the test?
    If anyone goes under test, virus can be detected.(correct me if I am wrong)

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Virus needs to get into the body to test positive

    Lungs has receptor. Once Virus gets in through receiptor, it multiplies. That takes 5 1o 14 days.
    Only after that, when you have large number of virus in the body, Covid-19 test will become Positve.

    So, if you test immediately after getting virus or within 4 days, Test may come Negative.

    It requires 5 to 14 days for Virus to spread & Test to Show positive. Safe test is test after 12-14 days.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Bro every virus has a window period (incubation) before which it cannot be detected by any test; also symptoms (not necessarily in all infected) arise only after a certain amount of days after catching infection; not within 24-48 hrs!!

    Which means the Dubai test was not OK; only after keen observation of +ve one's over the next 10 days will tell for sure who'll are infected!

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  • SAMAD, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    You meant symptoms are not visible in 3 hours, not the test?
    If anyone goes under test, virus can be detected.(correct me if I am wrong)

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    80% of people will never have symptoms. But, they will be having Virus.

    They are called "Silent Spreaders". They will be spreading virus to Old people, parents, wife, Children, Neighbours, Colleagues in Office, Grocery shop customers etc.
    But, they will never show the symptoms of Corona virus. If tested they will be shown Corona positive.

    It is suggested to get tested after 12-14 days after getting contact with Corona virus infected person. Because, otherwise Test will come Negative.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, May 15 2020

    You please conduct the tests on personal request and give us the correct report....we will wait. Don't doubt.

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  • Samad, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Accordingly we should test every single one to make sure none of us falls under silence spreader! I know it’s quite difficult...but need of the hour.
    Anyways thanks for sharing valuable information.

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Out of 177 today 15 found corona positive. Now all intellectuals went silent , who were advocating home quarantine, delay at airport, testing, and luggage help etc. First try to understand seriousness of the problem and find out feasible solution instead of criticizing everything.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    All went bust in Lockdown 3.0.
    Those sheilding First Neuro and the root cause of flare up,those responsible for the immigrants commuting procedures and all including WE who took it easy are to blame.
    One thing is for sure
    Note it down....
    Only God can save us...
    For @rate no Corona Warrior will be spared !

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    How is it that a woman in suratkal contracted the virus. Pregnant women shouldn't have been allowed to go home. Now they're gonna spread to their families.

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  • Raj, karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Surathkal Woman got it from First Neuro Hospital. She went for some Leg pain treatment to the hospital.
    Some medical staff / Nurse may have transferred the virus.

    But, Now, we have to test Woman's home people & neighbours.

    Surathkal people need to be careful now. Number of positive people may increase.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Please stay in karkal don't come out from karkal.

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  • Vishu, Moodabidri

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Is this necessary now, to bring back these people??

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  • Amin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    We need to be much worried about the New Suratkal case not the Dubai Returnee‘S .

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    exactly mr. amin. we should worry about surathkal. since we dont know how many were in contact with her till now. yes gulf people straight away Quarantined. so no worries.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Vishu, if we say anything we get disagrees. Still, concerned people are not ready to accept the facts. Blindfolded....

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  • Suman, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Please trace the cc tv footage of airport and check airport stafs contacts. We dont want another sweeper to show up with positive. Calling bell to airportstaff also to stay quarantine until 15 days. Thats how it should be.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Can Anyone Confirm that these 177 people have Undergone Covid-19, Swab test 2-days before flight.
    OR it was normal test, for fever & cold?

    Anti-body test is faulty & has been rejected by ICMR of India.

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Swab test hasn't been done before flight. Anti body tests are done only on some recovered patients in india.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Whats wrong with you raj... Positive means can get cured...

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  • Nandkishore, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    What about pre boarding testing? There seems to be a big gap in Dubai.
    Perhaps the seriousness of the situation may now dawn on all those persons who claimed that visitors from Mumbai and Pune and Gulf countries were being treated as pariahs.
    What about those who were granted home quarantine on humanitarian grounds? How much will the spread from there be?
    What about the airport staff?
    This is also a lesson to all of us that even for allbof us based here unnecessary socializing and travelling must be avoided. Stay safe.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Think if these were home quarantined- Measure taken by the district administration helped their family members and neighbors

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  • Nayana, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    This on arrival quarantine practice should have been followed from Feb -march when returns were jus coming in

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    It is a known fact that Corona virus was brought to DK, Udupi & Kasargod by Gulf people from March onwards.

    If Gulf flight was banned from February onwards, DK & Udupi people would have been leading normal life as in 2019.

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Fri, May 15 2020

    There are some putgosi people advocating to bring them back and especially to allow them to go home. I request someone to rise an FIR on these people who unnecessarily putting pressure on the government and compromising on Mangalore people's life.

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Sawti, looks like you have a job that pays few lacs rupees a month, not everyone is lucky like you.
    There are people who went to visit family in Dubai, there are people who went on business/holiday trips that they could not keep paying for hotel and food there. There are also people who lost jobs and trying to survive with help from others. They are those desperate to come back home other than some expectant mothers who want to be with their mothers particularly if they are first time to be mothers. You can not blame them.
    If you want to blame someone, blame those;
    1. Who are responsible to make sure they are tested negative before boarding the flight.
    2. Those who are responsible for strict quarantine,
    3. Those who made ANNOUNCEMENT of free flights, free meals and free accommodation for quarantine for 14 days.
    4. Those allowed the virus to enter India from America (to Mumbai to all the way to Ahmadabad) because they wanted to say "Namaste" to Trump.
    5. Those people who are responsible for the well being of citizens but failed to stop International passengers to walk freely from the Airports since Mid February without putting them under quarantine.
    6. Those people who are responsible for the well being of poor and helpless citizens of India and small businesses in India (which can not survive 15 days of lock down without help from the government) and took 50 days to ANNOUNCE any help that too after pressure from the opposition party.
    It's always better to open our eyes and see the things without any communal/political glasses instead of asking others to see for us. It is also better to use our own brain to think rather asking someone to think for us.

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  • RAHUL T G, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    looks like ponkra is frustrated that this government is doing good for the people under so much stress. leave him be . cases like this ponkra are all over. all talk , but when it comes to taking action , zero. what a joke he mentions about the opposition . with such an opposition party, you dont need enemies.

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    exactly mr. amin. we should worry about surathkal. since we dont know how many were in contact with her till now. yes gulf people straight away Quarantined. so no worries.

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Swati, being in dubai pls dont post such comments. it dosnt look good.

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    These are jobless repatriated people. Gulf countries are sending back outsiders and substituting their own manpower. All our Gulfies will have to return soon.
    Bahrain, for example, invested heavily in HR to groom its own citizens.

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Swati, being working in Dubai not good to pass such comments. if you had lost your job/some emergency u also would have travelled to mangalore. so better u stop this.

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  • Rishi, Thane/ Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Swati,

    I doubt, whether u r staying in Dubai or Nagpur.

    People who is staying in Dubai will never pass this comments, as they know the difficulty people facing abroad

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  • Chandni, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Highest cases right now is people travelled from Maharashtra and Gujarat. People want to come back home is cause the living there is too expensive and without salary and food what can they do

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    It does't mean you put entire district into risk. Speak to Govt there. Let gulf govt help these people.

    These people are also responsible for development of those countries. Its joke that not a single NRI has mediclaim insurance.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Out of 177 people in the flight 20 people are positive for Corona virus (15 DK + 5 Udupi).
    More sample reports will come in next 3 days.

    Since, within fight everyone was breathing same air, from the A/C, All 177 people needs to be put into Quarantine.

    Once you get disease, for Test to show positive it takes 14-21 days. So, everyone should be in 28 days Quarantine Minimum.

    Unfortunately, First flight had Pregnant ladies, Old age people & children. Who all have less immune system.

    We should not allow more deaths in DK & Udupi in coming days.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Already 177 people are in qurantine....

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Raj, I am sure you're living in a well. You think DK is self sufficient in every aspect? It is true that DK's known/detected cases from Gulf returnees. What about people coming to DK from other parts of Karnataka/India?? Can't they bring the cases to DK, wait and see what happens when the lock-down lifted completely.
    The world is so dependent with each other and that's why we got this virus even though DK is far from China. The first corona case/death in India was on the 28th of January and the person got it in China. The another IT professional from Bangalore brought it from China as well.
    What about those people who arrived in Mumbai from America and traveled to Ahmadabad(to say Namaste to Trump) spreading to everyone along the way. What about those people who arrived in March for the TJ congregation in Delhi and infected everyone in there?
    At the end of the day, we could have got that from somewhere because the government was busy with some other important things than the safety of it's citizens. The infection could have been negligible if ban on the international passengers (or quarantining them on arrival) slapped earlier when Congress leaders were demanding.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Please stay in karkal don't come out from karkal...... We will manage positive cases don't be scared Raju....

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  • mesenger, manglr

    Fri, May 15 2020

    now who wants luggage lift help

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    And red carpet welcome. Home quarantine. Want home food.

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    I completely agree with you about this luggage issue. I lived in few countries and I am responsible for my luggage when I am traveling, even when my wife was pregnant and we had 1 year old other child with us.
    If you're coming from DUBAI (3 hours flight, isn't it?) in an emergency (for example, delivery of baby in India) why the h--l you want to bring the luggage that you can not handle yourself?? Don't we get things in India? Why you always expect there will be somebody who will help me?
    I expect lots of dislikes but it is my opinion. For 3 hours flight, you're complaining. We have traveled to India from Dublin, Miami, Osaka, Cairns (in Queensland, Australia) with infants when we have to board more than 3 flights and countless hours waiting in the airport for connecting flights (most of the time overnight in Bangalore) but never complained about luggage. it is my responsibility and if I can't handle that much luggage, i would not bring it.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Dear Sir, same thoughts are mine too!! Don't worry about the disagrees... Facts are true and those who hit disagree never want to accept the truth. I said in my last comment, bring important things which are absolutely necessary. If you can't carry 20kgs.... Divide into two parts...10/10 or 10/5.....concentrate more on yourself and the baby within you... which is important during such emergency situation.. This is not holiday package.. There may be helpers inside but, outside the airport what to be done..??. There may arise such situations you yourself have to lift the baggage.....Think and proceed...

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Ok lets relax guyz, lets not panic. Number of 15 out 177 barely small portion. Please make their immunity stronger, they need to intake vit c drinks, tulsi leaves, lemonginger tea, fresh juices, meditation etc and good protein diet can do work like magic, within 10 days they ll be negative.

    But it all depends on healthcare staffs, how they deal with them, in kerala i heard these patients aregetting counselling and various kashayas etc.

    One more flight is scheduled, so lets expect now onky another 15+, lets accept the pandemic and start shielding ourselves.

    Please anyrelatives of these passengers don't go to quarantine lodges, kindly meet them after 30 days.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Corona virus was brought to DK, Udupi & Kasargod by Gulf people from March onwards.

    If Gulf flight was banned from February onwards, DK & Udupi people would have been leading normal life as in 2019.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Don't become so selfish, these people are not illegal migrants from other countries . Where they should go? Pakistan??? They are citizens of India. They are distressed people by COIVID. Many will follow. Whole world is reeling and everyone is suffering. Be compassionate, no one is permanent is in this world.

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Dear mr. roshan. be cool. all will be fine, b safe.

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  • Thousif, Manglore, Bolar

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Raj karkal, in DK virus also brought from Italy just check it .for your information bno gulf country born virus ..virus is born in China and it spread in different country . Whole world is suffering . In Gujarat virus directly brought from America and China ask with gujju go..

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    All 177 people TEST report has not come out.

    Wait for next 3 days to know, how many more will add to already positive 20 people.

    Also, 177 people in the flight, breathing same air as these 20 people, need to go through Covid-19 test again after 14 days.

    Many of them, who were negative, will become positive, because they got Corona virus in flight.

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  • Pravin, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Govt, for God's sake, can you please stop this evacuation process.

    Concentrate on providing facilities to the poor migrant workers.

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  • Devi, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    It will be inhuman to stop your citizens from returning back.. If your mother land only refuses to take you back then where will you stay? . Foreign countries will not look after because they are not their citizens. If one of our family members where there wouldn't we try our level best to get them back???

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  • Pravin, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Devi Sir/Madam.

    I understand this is their mother country. They have all right to come back. But now it 's a time of lock down. We are not allowing poor migrant workers to got to their home. Just understand. If people start moving like this how to control Corona.

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    These returnees can be quarantined in less populated islands of India. They can be lodged in inhabited islands too. Later they can be brought here. The affected ones needing admission in hospitals can be ferried from those parts where they are lodged.

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  • Mr kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Pravin, easy to tell stop this process. You are looking at it from your perspective imagine those people who are in gupf and have lost their jobs what will they and they belong to india they have the right to come back to their home country. Today if our govt wouldnt have brought them back opposition leaders and many people would have questioned. When all countries have taken their citizens back from india and all other countries it wont be right if we dont

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  • A shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    After 2 months of being so careful now this .

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    So many were opposing institutional quarantine. So much was told about pre boarding test etc

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  • Shilpa, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Exactly. Its like you do problem. You do not act then also problem. So many free advise but alas.

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  • Sagar shetty, Kottara chowki

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Since all 177 passengers were together in flight for about 3 hrs many more are likely to test positive.. Please extend the institutionalized quarantine for 28 days..

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    AC vents are the worst transmitters inside flight cabin no matter what it cannot be contained. Virus can also pass through eyes as it's a well known fact.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Dakshina Kannada District needs to re-declared as Red Zone & Lockdown for next 1 mont till June 30 needs to be implemented.

    More flights from Gulf are coming next week. Surely, DK will cross 15 active cases, which is criteria for declaring a district Red Zone & for strict lockdown.

    Seal down needs to be implemented in the areas having Quarantine facilities & Area around Wenlock.

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  • Sagar shetty, Kottara chowki

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Since all 177 came in same flight and were together for 3 hrs many more are likely to test positive in coming days.. Please extend the institutional quarantine period to 28 days before letting them go home..

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  • praveen, Mlore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Sure its Airborne virus..spreading widely during Air travel when Cabin AC suckes air n return cooling air to cabin.

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Imagine the situation if they were not quarantined !

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  • Nayana, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Why can't there be only one entry point into the state/country? Let them finish Thier quarantine there and move on. The idea of quarantining is good , it should have been done it when they were coming into the country in Feb or march .

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    There are multiple logistical issues related to Quarantine.

    - Where is space for Quarantine facility
    - Budget for the District administration for logistics
    - Bus transportation, Ambulances, Rooms, Doctors, Nurses...

    Can we handle 50,000 people in one place, for Quarantine?

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  • prasad, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    finally some sense. build camps around airports, that too far off ones

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  • Vinay, Dubai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    My god, this virus is really manipulative. Either here the testing kits are faulty or the virus is getting transmitted through AC in the flight. God save us.
    I have registered for repatriation and as I have not come out of my apartment from last 1 month, kind of worries me.

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  • Bhaskar, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Shocking indeed. Will these numbers continue to rise? I may be mistaken, but it appeared that the Dubai originating flights were prime carriers of the coronavirus before the lockdown, not only here in Mangalore but elsewhere. Some people fear that the latest flights will drastically spread the coronavirus infection. Our local ministers have worked valiantly to prevent the spread. What will be the next step?

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    I think this is the risk we have taken to bring back stranded Indians abroad and this is the price that we are paying. On one hand people who live here have observed lock down causing huge individual losses to maintain situation under control, now suddenly every thing gone for a toss. All the looses and efforts will go in vain putting crores of residence in danger. I am not suggesting we should not have brought back them, they are also indians like you and me but what i am saying is we should have confirmed corona negative before bringing them back. Not sure whether due procedure has been followed.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Do we have a choice ? No.

    Let's accept that they are our people, they belong here. A relief is that Corona is not as deadly as Plague, Polio, TB or Cancer. Corona is just a flue as there are several types of Flu in the world. Treated and kept in quarantine, patients get well. Effects of Corona are hyped beyond limit by Europeans and Americans. I am sure we will beat the disease since we have the immunity due to vaccinations we received.

    We Indians have more fatalities through rape, acid attack, infanticide, poisonous gas leak or tragedies like Endosulfan. Corona accounts for 3.3% fatality of the positive cases.

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  • Love, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Actually the government is importing corona....
    Great idea 2 bring every one back..
    Soon manglore will b in red zone
    Hope for the best..

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  • Praveen, Manglr

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Plz dnt bring bck dubai ppl

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  • Pradeep, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    This was expected. Hope the authorities will not enforce BLANKET LOCK DOWN in the district instead manage the entire quarantine / testing process more effectively and collectively.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Need to be careful.

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  • Vishu, Moodabidri

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Vande Bharath Mission. Thank You, Modi Ji. D.K will be back to Red Zone.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, May 15 2020

    this is bad..

    What is happening in Dubai ...

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  • Rohan, udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Let Administration take 80 passengers in 1 bus... count will increase. This is Administration fault. And what was the use se doing doctor from IXE to DXB as informed earlier.

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