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Four Districts including Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru on high alert against coronavirus

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Mangaluru: The Department of Health and Family Services, Government of Karnataka issued an media bulletin on Monday putting four border Districts of the state on high alert following third confirmed case of coronavirus in the neighboring state Kerala.

The bulletin stated that the state has strengthened the surveillance and control measures against the disease, a total of 51 travelers from coronavirus affected countries have been identified and 46 are under home isolation, four passengers have left the country while one of them is admitted in selected isolation hospital.

It further added “As there are two positive cases in Kerala the border Districts of Mangaluru, Kodagu, Chamrajnagar and Mysore are on high alert and any suspected are advised to report immediately to SSU Karnataka”.

The advisory further urged people to adhere to health advisories issued by the state government, while also adding that those who have arrived from the corona affected countries should remain under strict home isolation for 28 days from the date of arrival in India irrespective of whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic.

The state has so far sent 44 samples to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune for testing, out of which results of 29 samples came as negative, the media bulletin added.

Source: Vartha Bharati

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