Mangaluru, May 15, 2020: A total of 15 passengers who arrived in the city by a special flight from Dubai on May 12, have tested positive for Covid-19. It may be recalled here that a total of 176 stranded passengers had arrived from Dubai as part of the Vande Mataram Mission. Among those tested positive, one passenger is from Uttara Kannada district 12 are men and three women.
Apart from the 15 Dubai returnees, a 68 year old woman from Guddekopla in Idya village of Suratkal who was suffering from breathing problems too has tested positive.
The positive cases in the district are a 69-year-old woman (P 1001), a 6-year-old boy (P 1002), a 45-year-old man (P 1003), a 33-year-old woman (P 1004), a 27-year-old woman (P 1005), 81-year-old man (P 1006), a 27-year-old man (P 1007), a 76-year-old man (P 1008), a 68-year-old woman (P 1009), a 37-year-old man (P 1010), a 38-year-old man (P 1011), a 65-year-old man (P 1012), a 39-year-old man (P 1013), a 40-year-old man (P 1014), a 71-year-old man (P1015) and and a 40-year-old man (P 1016).
With the 16 Covid-19 positive cases, the total number of cases in Dakshina Kannada has increased to 50. As many as 29 are active cases. So far five have died while 16 have recovered from the infection.
Out of the 16 patients 12 men and 4 women, were shifted to Wenlock District Hospital from different places where they were quarantined.
After a woman from Guddekopla in Idya village of Surathkal tested positive, the district administration has declared Guddekopla village as a containment zone. MCC Executive Engineer-2 will be the incident incident commander of the containment zone to implement the sealdown guidelines effectively.