Mangaluru: District administration takes measures, succeeds in blocking secondary infection

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 16: The district administration took all necessary measures to protect the health of the concerned when receiving Dubai passengers at the airport here. Also, as the general public and family members of the passengers were not allowed to visit the airport, it has succeeded in stopping the spreading of the disease through secondary infection.

In a few airports of the country, the family members were allowed to meet the passengers on arrival. But here, the family members were denied admission both at the airport and the quarantine facility. Even the media was kept at bay, and a photographer of the Information Department recorded proceedings on video from a distance duly wearing PPE kit. The district administration and health officials were also present in minimum strength to avoid secondary infection from spreading.

Mangaluru airport on May 12

Dakshina Kannada district health officer Dr Ramachandra Bairy, said that the officials of the district administration and health department had maintained social distance at the airport and had taken care to protect themselves. As such, he said, they are exempted from undergoing quarantine.

In the meantime, deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district Sindhu B Rupesh, confirmed that she does not have information about the areas from where the passengers arrived from Dubai and also whether they had undergone COVID-19 test there.

She said that additional care will be taken of the people seated in the next seat of the infected persons and after a gap of 12 days, everyone will be put through coronavirus test. She also said that a nodal officer and staff of ten quarantine centres where Kannadigas from Dubai have been kept, are trained and they will take steps to make sure that quarantine rules are followed strictly. She also said that CCTVs are also being used to monitor the movements of the people in quarantine.



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  • Neeta, Udupi

    Sun, May 17 2020

    I will be travelling with my 2 small children from Mumbai in the month of July. Do small children have to undergo covid 19 test. Can we be quarantined in our home or hotel instead of quarantined centers....

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    You will have to wait till June/July to know the answer since the lockdown is till May31st currently. New rules will come up for travel post lockdown.

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  • Anish, Suratkal

    Sat, May 16 2020

    What about passengers coming by train from other parts of the country and alighting at Mangaluru Junction (Kankanady)?

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  • Kiran, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Well done Mangalore administration.
    This is the time to help our NRI brothers and sisters , some of whom are facing more troubles than us , particularly those in Gulf countries
    Administration has a tough task of balancing , friends please be patient

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  • E B Soans, India

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Too early to claim victory. Its only moral booster not a victory as yet

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Gopal B C,

    None of the "super-rich" NRIs have the need to come back to India right now. Sorry (not) to disappoint you.

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sat, May 16 2020

    But even super rich don't have money for ticket, quarantine facility, food, medical insurance. These super rich don't even have capacity to live in gulf , if they don't get two months salary.

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  • Gopal, B C Road

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Best solution is to stop evacuation for now. Lock down means lock down. Same rule for poor migrant workers and super rich NRIs. Travelling through flight itself is risky for all travelers, since they don't even have basic medical cover..

    Like migrant workers are ferried through trucks, Govt can bring gulf people through cargo ships. Which don't have air condition and less risky.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Very few NRI's are 'super rich', most aren't even rich. Ships are worse for virus spread due to prolonged period of travel and even if they don't have cooling a/c, they still have air circulation system which is just as bad.

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  • Mohammad, Byndoor taluk

    Sat, May 16 2020

    I would like to know the rules of Mangalore airport on covid-19 cases, I'm coming from Maldives and I want to know exact what will be happened when we are in mangalore airport, I know we will have covid-19 test and if we get negative are we going to do home quarantine in my place and is there anyone going to take us to home or we need to arrange the pickup from my place.
    In case if we are positive in covid-19 case found what will be assign for us.
    Thank you so much and I will be waiting your email reply asap.

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Sun, May 17 2020

    You will be in institutional quarantine no for first 14days and not home quarantine irrespective of your test being negative or positive. At the end of institutional quarantine you will undergo Covi19 PCR test again and allowed to go home only if negative. This is as far as I know.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Wish you all the best our dear Mangalore District Administration.... People please cooperate with our administration.... Let their efforts be fruitful. It's really best decision for keeping family members away from the hospital and quarantine centres.... Please adjust...

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  • shuba, Mangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    The action taken by the administration is sensible and will be appreciated . May the good Lord bless all those who do this work hand in hand for betterment of all citizens.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Good work..
    Please put them for 2 months quarantine, instead of us struggling with 6months of problems

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Are you ready to pay accomodation bill and food bill for 2 Months.

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  • Sandeep Shetty, Bangalore

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Well done Mangalore District administration!

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