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Coronavirus update: Doctor who treated India’s 1st death case from virus tests positive

Coronavirus update: Doctor who treated India’s 1st death case from virus tests positive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 March 2020 6:32 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The doctor who treated patient from Karnataka’s Kalburgi region has tested positive for coronavirus. The 76-year-old man from Kalburgi was India’s first death case that occurred sue to coronavirus.

“He along with his family has been kept in quarantine at his home. He will be sent to isolation ward today,” Sharat B, deputy commissioner of Kalburgi, told media

B Sriramulu, Minister for Health and Family Welfare & Backward Classes Welfare Government Of Karnataka, tweeted

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa has ordered all malls, theatres and pubs to be shut for a week starting Saturday following the death of a man due to COVID-19 as well as a rise in positive cases, which stood at six. “In the light of coronavirus outbreak, I am ordering the closure of malls, theatres and pubs for a week starting Saturday,” said Yediyurappa after a meeting.

So far 124 people in India have been infected from coronavirus. Three people have died so far from the infection.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for harnessing technology to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge.

Noting that a number of people have been suggesting technology-driven solutions for tackling the pandemic, Modi urged netizens to share their ideas with the government.

“Harnessing innovation for a healthier planet… A lot of people have been sharing technology-driven solutions for COVID-19. I would urge them to share them on ‘mygovindia’. These efforts can help many. ‘India Fights Corona’,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi also tweeted to laud the efforts made to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

His series of tweets came in response to those from different people, describing their positive experience vis-a-vis screenings for the virus at airports following their return from abroad.

The Prime Minister’s tweet in response to a netizen’s experience at the airport in Bengaluru on his return from Sri Lanka read: “Responsible citizens can add great strength to the fight against COVID-19.”

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