Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Sep 14: Deputy commissioner (DC) Dr K V Rajendra urged public not to panic regarding Nipah virus in the district.
Addressing media on Tuesday September 14, he said, “It is said that a Karwar-based microbiologist, who works in Goa, self-reported suspicion of being infected with Nipah virus. His sample was sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune on Monday. Result is awaited. He has been isolated.
“He works where RT-PCR kits are prepared. He had fever and headache after he got drenched in rain. Under anxiety, he searched in Google and with the phobia, he got himself admitted at Manipal and then later he was shifted to Wenlock. The district administration cannot neglect when oneself gets admitted to the hospital. Hence, we sent his sample and the report awaited. He had no symptoms or direct contact. Any kind of SOP breach was not reported,” he said.
On Covid cases in the district, the DC said, “As of now, we have 1.57 positivity rate in the district. At present, there are 1,604 active cases, 500 at Covid care centres and hospital, and 1,104 under home isolation. Case fatality rate is 1.13. As much as 39% cases are under city corporation limits.”
On physical classes for students, he said, “From September 1, second PU classes were started. On September 17, classes will be held in the morning for 9th and 10th standards and afternoon classes for 8th standard.
“In the coming days, we will take a call on degree classes for the 5th and 6th semesters. As of now, practical classes have started.
“On September 17, a mega vaccination mela will be held in the district with the target of 1.5 lac vaccines. For the mela, 10,000 vaccines are distributed for Mulki, 15,000 for Moodbidri, 20,000 for Ullal, Bantwal, Beltangady and Puttur, and 10,000 for Sullia.
“Seven days of quarantine is mandatory for those who come from Kerala and stay in Mangaluru. RT-PCR report which is not less than 72 hours old is also compulsory for those who come to Mangaluru,” he said.