The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare minister informed about how the state officials are observing 284 people under home isolation across the region for coronavirus symptoms. Five Karnataka districts bordering Kerala; Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi, Chamarajanagar and Mysuru on high alert.
284 people across the state under watch
“We are observing 284 people across the state, including in Bengaluru, for coronavirus symptoms,” said Prakash Kumar, joint director of the department’s communicable diseases wing.
At present, one person has been admitted to the hospital for coronavirus symptoms. Thereafter, there was no positive coronavirus found from Karnataka so far, confirmed Kumar.
Meanwhile, after three positive coronavirus cases were found in Kerala, five Karnataka districts bordering the state -Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi, Chamarajanagar and Mysuru – remain to be under inspection.
According to the sources, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) remained on high alert starting January 20 till Monday. A total of 39,391 passengers underwent thermal screening for coronavirus symptoms.
Interestingly, of all the people scanned at the airport, only three had an account visiting coronavirus hit Wuhan in China.
Over a period, a total of 180 people visited China other than Wuhan, while 1,984 people traveled to other coronavirus hit countries.
245 coronavirus suggestive samples sent for study
Till now, 245 coronavirus suggestive samples have been sent for study, 240 were marked as eligible for testing even as 238 samples have been reported negative from the state so far.
“In case people with recent travel history to China and other affected countries develop any symptoms, they are requested to call 104 or health authorities and provide all necessary details to take precautionary measures and are requested to be home isolated,” the health department said.
In the meantime, 179 passengers that were screened by the health department have finished the mandatory 28-day observation period.