Bengaluru, Mar 13 : The district administration in Kalaburagi, where the first death in the country due to COVID-19 was reported, has identified over 25 people, who come close to the deceased and quarantined for observation, Minister for Health B Sreeramulu said on Friday.
In reply to a debate on the issue during Zero Hour of the Legislative Assembly, the Health Minister said that two members of the victim’s family and 23 others are suspected of COVID-19.
Sreeramulu said all the schools of the district have been as a preventive measures to contain the deadly virus. Moreover, new laboratories will be open in the State, he said. Denying the allegations that the district administration had failed to check the spread of disease, the Health Minister said, “continued monitoring was in force ever since the patient suspected for having contracted the disease”.
Stating that the remaining four COVID-19 patients, who were being on treatment in isolation wards, are recovering in the state, he said, “All possible measures are being taken by the health authorities and there is no any need to panic.”(UNI)