Bengaluru returnees should undergo mandatory COVID-19 test: Uttara Kannada DC

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 28th June 2020, 1:04 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: Until now, quarantine and COVID-19 tests were required only for those returnees from other states and abroad to the Uttara Kannada district. But now, with the latest developments in view of the increasing cases of Corona in Bengaluru, the Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner has issued an order that those returning from Bengaluru will have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test by visiting government hospital.

It may be recalled that a few days back, a government bus conductor from Yellapur was infected with Corona disease after returning from Bengaluru, following the district administration had to take up lot of tuff tasks to trace people coming under his contact. Also, in another case, a person who was tested positive, before his reports were received, was learnt roaming in many areas of Kumta and Ankola. Taking these two issues seriously, the district administration has decided, as a precautionary measure, to make screening and testing mandatory for returnees from Bengaluru.

In this regard, instructions have been issued to the all the taluka administrations. Those arriving the district on the bus from Bengaluru should immediately go to the government hospital and get their check-up done. If the family members show COVID-19 symptoms  after screening in the hospital, they will be rushed to the hospital and kept in isolation so that the virus does not spread to other people.

Also, orders have been issued to bring to the notice of the task force members, taluka administrations and district administrations, who are responsible for monitoring not only returnees from Bengaluru but also from places outside the district.  Those who have moved to other places within the district have also been instructed to monitor and provide their information to the district administration.

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