Mysuru/Mandy, Apr 17: Mysuru reported 12 more positive cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases to 73 in the district while there are 61 active cases. Of the 12 cases reported on Friday, 11 have been reported from the employees and contacts of Nanjangud-based Jubilant Generics.
One person is the contact of Patient (P)273 in the state. According to the health bulletin released by Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department this morning, Three more persons from Malavalli in Mandya were tested positive. Now, there are 11 positive cases in Mandya. P-318, a 50-year-old male and a contact of P52, P-319, a 33-year-old male also a contact of P52, P-320, a 33-year-old male and a contact of P52, P-321, a 41-year-old female and a contact P273 have tested positive. P341, a 22-year-old male, P342, a 38-year-old male, P343, a 38-year-old male, P344, a 26-yearold male, P345, a 28-year-old male, P346, a 22-year-old male, P347, a 29-year-old male, P348, a 26-year-old male all contacts of P52 from Jubilant Generics have tested positive.
In Malavalli, Mandya District, P-322, a 25-year-old male, P323, a 29-year-old male and P324, a 45-year-old male have tested positive. All are the contacts of P171. All the positive cases have been isolated at the designated COVID-19 hospital in Mandya. Meanwhile, vehicular and people movement in Mysuru has been restricted across the city following the strict enforcement of complete lockdown. As Mysuru is declared a COVID-19 hotspot by the Centre, the City Police have decided to ensure a proper lockdown with a series of measures. Mysore City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta said that from Friday till May 3, the restrictions will be in place.
The Commissioner has exercised the powers bestowed to him under Column 144 Code of Criminal Procedure, Column 31 of Karnataka Police Act 1963 and Column 115 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988. In the jurisdiction of the Mysuru City Police Commissionerate, people can come out of their homes to buy essential commodities from 6 am to 12 noon. “All these restrictions are meant for the safety of the people and we are requesting them to remain indoors,” Chandragupta said.
Meanwhile, The Karnataka Government has opened a critical care support unit to monitor the progress of Coronavirus patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of various designated Coronavirus hospitals across the State including the designated COVID-19 Hospital on KRS Road in Mysore (District Hospital). Karnataka is the first State in the country to establish a dedicated unit for critical care support and this system links the KRS Road COVID Hospital in a network with other Coronavirus hospitals across the State. The linking of the ICUs of COVID hospitals will be on a single platform. (UNI)