Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru/Mysuru, April 24:- In a big relief to the district administration, no new Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday and Friday (April 23, 24) in Mysuru district.
Of the 88 cases, 33 cured/discharged and the number of active cases stands at 55, majority of them have been linked to Nanjangud-based pharma company Jubilant Generics.
Testing of employees of Jubilant Generics company has now been completed – a major link to Covid-19 cases in Mysuru district.
The district administration has imposed tougher measures to contain the spread of the virus by strict vigil on people who are loitering around without valid reason.
Barricades have been erected in and around Mysuru city and some of the areas declared as containment zones, the movement of people has been severally restricted; barring essential services no activity is allowed as Mysuru is under ‘red zone.’
Strict quarantine measures and lockdown implementation in Mysuru district has somewhat helped the authorities in bringing down the cases.
The district administration had on April 22, set up 12 containment zones in Mysuru to contain the spread of the virus. In Mysuru – Kuvempunagar, Jayalakshmipuram, JP Nagar, Srirampura 2nd Stage, Janata Nagar, Meena Bazaar, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Nagar, Vijayanagar 1st and 2nd Stage, Nazarbad, Teachers’ Layout, Housing Boarding Colony and Gokulam have been declared as containment zones.
In Karnataka, 18 new cases have been reported on Friday, bringing the tally to 463 that includes 18 deaths and 150 discharges.
The chunk of cases are reported from Bengaluru Urban with 11, Belagavi – two, Vijayapura – one, Bagalkote – two, Chikkaballapura – one and Tumakuru – one.
Patient 446 is a 46-year-old woman and resident of Bengaluru Urban with history of Influenza Like Illness (ILI), the lone case reported from Tumakuru is P-447, a 32-year-old man with a history of travel to Surat in Gujarat, P-448 is a 10-year-old girl from Raibhag in Belagavi who is a contact of P-150.
P-449 and P-450 from Bengaluru Urban is a 30-year-old man and a 22 year-old man with links to Padarayanapura case.
P-451 is a 39-year-old man from Chikkaballapura who is a contact of P-250, while P-452, 453 and 454 belong to Bengaluru Urban. They are a 35-year-old man, 32-year-old man and 23-year-old man respectively and all them contracted the virus from previous cases in Padarayanapura.
Patient 455 is a 28-year-old man from Mudhol in Bagalkote, Patient 456 is a 46-year-old man from Jamkhandi in Bagalkote who a is contact of P-380 and the latter has a history of ILI. P-457 is a 17-year-old youth from Vijayapura who is a contact of P-221.
From P-458 to P-462 are from Bengaluru Urban who contracted the virus from single source P-419. The infected are a 26-year-old man, 35-year-old man, 31-year-old man, 32-year-old man and 24-year-old man respectively.
P-463 is a 15-year-old youth from Raibagh in Belagavi who is a contact of P-148.
The Karnataka government has partially relaxed COVID-19 lockdown norms in the state allowing IT and IT-enabled services to operate with essential minimum staff and also certain construction activities, manufacturing of packaging materials, courier services, among others from Thursday.
IT and IT-enabled services will be allowed to operate with essential minimum staff only while the rest would work from home. Official sources said, IT companies will work on essential staff required to work from office spaces and will mobilise them. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)