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Mysuru district and city are Covid-19 hotspots: ADGP Parashivamurthy

Mysuru, April 16:- “Mysuru city and district have now become a coronavirus hotspot,” said Assistant Director-General of Police Parashivamurthy.

He was speaking at a press meet at the office of the Commissioner of Police here on Wednesday.

“Media houses have been working properly in Mysuru. They are giving factual information without spreading false news. I request them to continue their work,” he said.

“There are three types of coronavirus patients in Mysuru. Jubilant Generics factory employees, Tablighis and people who have returned from Dubai (UAE). Coronavirus patients have 1,898 primary contacts. They are all being tested. 1,310 samples have been tested and 58 have tested positive, 1,252 tested negative. Some more samples will also be tested. Then, we might see more coronavirus cases. People have to be more careful regarding coronavirus. We are expecting more seriousness from the public. They should not panic. They have to come to the hospital for a check-up in case of any doubts,” he said.

“It is still unknown as from where the first patient at Jubilant Generics got infected. Many cases in the country have such doubts. The case of Tablighis is severe than that of Jubilant. It is still unknown who got infected first. Our officials are investigating from all possible angles,” he added.

“We have received a report regarding the raw material at the Jubilant factory. It is clear that the raw materials didn’t carry coronavirus. Some are saying that it got transmitted from auditors. We are investigating that as well. It has become difficult to trace the source of the virus,” he added.

IGP of Southern Range Vipul Kumar, Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta and District Superintendent of Police C B Ryshyanth were present. (MR/KS)

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