Prime News, Karnataka, Mysuru/Bengaluru, April 23:- In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Mysuru district administration has sealed down 25 villages in coronavirus hotspot Nanjangud. P-52 was the first patient in the Nanjangud cluster and had no travel or known contact history.
Raw materials in the company, imported from China were suspected to be the source of the virus and samples of the same, including container swabs, were sent for testing to National Institute of Virology in Pune. The results of the samples came negative.
The government has, however, said that there were foreigners at the company’s plant in Nanjangud, including those from China, Japan, Germany and the United States, between February 4 and 18 and contacts with them could be the source of the virus, but this is yet to be ascertained.
Hubbya, Kathwadipura, Debburu, Devirammnahalli, Balyooru, Kagaluru, Basavanapura and the areas in Nanjangud – Water Tank Road, Srikanteshwara Nagar, Govindaraja Layout, Ramaswamy Layout, Chikkayanna Chatra, Jubilant Road and Rashtrapathi Road – have been completely sealed down and no one can enter and exit the area till normalcy returns.
The district administration has been making arrangements to supply the essential supplies comprising rice, fruits, vegetables and milk to the residents at their doorsteps.
Meanwhile, in Mysuru no new Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday. The total number of Covid-19 cases reported so far is 88 with 33 discharges and the number of active cases stands at 55.
Covid-19 cases in Karnataka rose to 443 with the addition of 16 new cases on Thursday.
Among the cases reported today (April 23), Bengaluru – 9, Vijayapura, Hubballi-Dharwad and Mandya – two each and one case from Dakshina Kannada.
Shockingly, all nine fresh cases were reported from Bengaluru today are linked to a single source P-419.
Two cases from Hubballi-Dharwad are linked to single source Patient 236 while, two cases from Vijayapura, one linked to Patient 221 and another contact tracing is underway. In Dakshina Kannada, a lone case is linked to Patient 390 and two cases were detected in Mandya, one from Malavalli is linked to P-179 and Mandya case is linked to P-171 and 371.
P-428 is a 32-year-old man, P-429 is a 25-year-old woman from Vijayapura, P-430 is a 30-year-old woman and P-431 is a 13-year-old girl from Hubballi-Dharwad and P-432 is a 78-year-old woman from Bhantwal in Dakshina Kannada.
From P-433 to P-441 are residents of Bengaluru Urban and P-442 is a 47-year-old man from Mandya and P-443 is a 28-year-old woman from Malavalli in Mandya district. (NAV)