Mysore/Mysuru: Five more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Mysuru, taking the total positive cases to eight.
Among the new cases, four are the residents of Nanjangud Town – Chamundipura Extension, Ramaswamy Layout, Govindaraj Layout and one resident of Yaraganahalli New Extension.
All are the workers of a pharmaceutical factory in Nanjangud industrial Area, where a worker attached to quality control section was tested positive on Friday. Over 900 employees of the factory were checked and screened and 53 persons were kept under close observation. Other employees were quarantined for 14 days.
Among the vulnerable cases, five tested positive. The first employee of the company was the third positive case in Mysuru and those tested positive today were his primary contacts.
Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar said, “Nanjangud Town is a cluster case now and containment measures will be initiated as per procedure, and vehicular movement in and out of the town has been restricted. Measures are being put in place to contain the outbreak. Residents are kindly requested to cooperate during these times of crisis”.
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi, has asked all the concerned Ministries Departments to keep in mind that employees, who are Persons with Disabilities (PwD – Divyangjan), are exempted while drawing up roaster of staff who are required to attend essential services within their respective Ministry Department, according to Jyothi (G. Jayanthi), Joint Secretary.