Covid-19 cases under control in Karnataka. As compared to other states of India, Karnataka has less number of cases and fatalities
With the first fresh case of coronavirus being reported on 9 March 2020 in Karnataka, the tally has reached to 3,221 confirmed cases. Out of this 1,218 have recovered and the death toll stands at 51. The top districts with active cases of Covid-19 in the state of Karnataka include Udupi at 410, Kalaburagi with 406 cases, Bengaluru Union at 399, Mandya with 289 cases, Raichur at 233, Belagavi with 210 and Hassan with 183 active cases. The Karnataka Government has stated that it is struggling with quarantine facilities for people returning from high-risk coronavirus states. Moreover, the passengers arriving in the state can choose testing in private labs at a cost of Rs 650 which will be conducted under the pooling method. According to the ICMR guidelines, it is the responsibility of the private labs to closely monitor and collect the samples at railway stations, airports and other centres. With the support of people, the State government has been able to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The Chief Minister has launched two immunity-boosting products which are prepared by the AYUSH Directorate in Karnataka - a kashaya mix and an Unani inhaler. The products will be provided free to all those infected with coronavirus and quarantined. At present, the state has the maximum number of laboratories which are capable of testing for Covid-19 thereby, proving beneficial in the treatment of the deadly virus. As the State gears up to implement Unlock 1.0, the government has instructed the private companies to abide by the precautionary measures. Around 50% of the workforce of tech companies are allowed to function including various construction activities, manufacturing of packaging materials, courier services, and many others. The rest of the private employees of the firm can work from home. Other important activities are also allowed outside the non-containment zones identified by the authorities.
Sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC of the PRC, JHU CSSE, DXY, QQ, and various international media
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* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.