Mangaluru, April 18, 2020: Seven areas in Dakshina Kannada district have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones. In the district, Covid-19 positive cases were reported in these areas.
According to Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, the areas are Sajipanadu and Thumbe in Bantwal, Janata colony in Karaya of Belthangady, Smart planet apartment in Thokkottu, Sampya Mane in Puttur, Uppinangady in Puttur and Ajjavara in Sullia. A complete lockdown will be observed in these zones. Incident Commander has been appointed to these zones to implement the lockdown rules and provide emergency and other facilities to the people.
Smart planet apartment area in Thokkottu
All the positive cases except one from Uppinangady have been discharged from the hospital and are under home quarantine. Ms. Rupesh said that 260 persons are under home quarantine in the district as on April 18 and 5,813 persons completed their 28 days of home quarantine. Medical test reports of 145 persons are awaited and 13 persons are under observation.
On Saturday, reports of seven samples were received, all of which were negative. Another 151 samples have been sent to the lab in Wenlock hospital on Saturday.
In Udupi district, no fresh Covid-19 cases were reported from last 20 days. The third Covid-19 patient of the district was discharged from the hospital on Saturday after the two consecutive tests turned negative for the disease. Eight new suspects, including a woman, are being closely monitored in the district. The results of 187 samples are pending and 678 out of 868 swab samples have tested negative for Covid-19. On Saturday, 29 samples were sent for testing. A total of 2,717 people have been screened for the disease in the district till now.
Inputs from Deccan Herald