Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 | Last Update : 12:52 AM IST

111th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra25442714032510289 Tamil Nadu138470895321966 Delhi112494899683371 Gujarat41906291982046 Karnataka3884315411686 Uttar Pradesh3647623334934 Telangana3467122482356 West Bengal3001318581932 Andhra Pradesh2916815412328 Rajasthan2439218103510 Haryana2124015983301 Madhya Pradesh1763212876653 Assam168071089541 Bihar1630511953125 Odisha13737875091 Jammu and Kashmir105135979179 Kerala7874409532 Punjab78215392199 Chhatisgarh4081315319 Jharkhand3760230831 Uttarakhand3537278647 Goa2453120714 Tripura206714212 Manipur16098960 Puducherry141873918 Himachal Pradesh121391610 Nagaland8453270 Chandigarh5594178 Arunachal Pradesh3601382 Meghalaya295452 Mizoram2311500 Sikkim164810
  Metros   In Other Cities  02 Jun 2020  Karnataka worries about the Mumbai link to rising Covid19 cases

Karnataka worries about the Mumbai link to rising Covid19 cases

THE ASIAN AGE. | B ARAVINDA SHETTY
Published : Jun 2, 2020, 6:28 pm IST
Updated : Jun 2, 2020, 6:28 pm IST

What made the contagion worse was that the government cut short the 14-day institutional quarantine mandatory for the migrants to one week

An elderly Indian reacts as a staff member checks his body temperature before allowing him into an eatery in Bengaluru. AP Photo
 An elderly Indian reacts as a staff member checks his body temperature before allowing him into an eatery in Bengaluru. AP Photo

Bengaluru: The deputy commissioners, superntendents of police and CEOs of seven districts of Karnataka government conferred with chief minister B S Yediyurappa and narrated a common tale of woe: they are unable to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic due to migration of people from Maharashtra, those coming from Mumbai and Pune.

There has been a huge increase in the number of Covid positive cases in Kalburgi, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Bidar, Raichuru, Belagavi and Udupi districts in Karnataka ever since movement of migrants was allowed.

What made the contagion worse was that the Karnataka government cut short the 14-day institutional quarantine mandatory for the migrants to seven days.

The deputy commissioners of the seven districts requested the chief minister to restore the 14-day quarantine for people coming from  Maharashtra.

The officers also told the chief minister that there is a lot of opposition from local people to setting up of quarantine centres in their localities.

The chief minister instructed the officers to take extra precautions to control the virus,  especially in Udupi and Raichuru districts. In Udupi district alone 200 positive cases were reported on Tuesday.

Tags: covid-19 india, covid-19 karnataka