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Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu confirmed four positive Coronavirus cases

Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu confirmed four positive Coronavirus cases

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2020 7:15 AM GMT

Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu on Tuesday confirmed four positive Coronavirus cases in the state. “COVID-19 has been diagnosed in four persons in Karnataka so far, keeping them and their family members isolated and monitoring their health,” tweeted Sriramulu.

He urged everybody to take precautions and cooperate in preventing the spread of the infection.

Earlier, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said three positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Bengaluru.

“Three positive cases from Bengaluru, Karnataka have been confirmed,” said ICMR in a statement, a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare institution.

The state recorded its first positive case on Monday. All four cases are now concentrated in Bengaluru.

A techie, his daughter, wife, and his colleague are the confirmed positive cases in Bengaluru who are being monitored at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases at Hombegowda Nagar in the city. The techie had returned to Bengaluru from the USA via Dubai recently.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government suspended classes to all students up to the fifth standard in Bengaluru.

“All primary classes in BBMP, Bengaluru Urban and rural district to be suspended and holidays for those children till further orders as decided in the meeting chaired by the chief secretary,” tweeted Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar.

Scheduled examinations for primary students have been canceled with parents receiving late night and early morning messages from schools apprising the development.

With the latest government decision, classes have been canceled for all students in the city from kindergarten to the fifth standard.

The Karnataka government is releasing a media bulletin every day at 6 p.m. with the latest information on Coronavirus status in the state. (IANS)

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