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Coronavirus scare hits city tourism
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Coronavirus scare hits city tourism

March 8, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: March-April is a peak time for Indians and foreigners to make travel plans. It is Spring in the northern hemisphere with a pleasant weather in many countries. In a few days, exams will also be over and schools will break for holidays. For the travel and tourism industry, the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak couldn’t…

Covid-19: State to suspend biometric attendance for Government staff
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Covid-19: State to suspend biometric attendance for Government staff

March 8, 2020

IT companies, BEML too temporarily drops biometric system Bengaluru: As a precautionary measure to control the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 in Karnataka, the State Government has planned to suspend biometric attendance for the time-being at its offices, also in corporate and IT companies, Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said yesterday. “Our Additional Chief…

Mysuru to get COVID-19 Lab
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Mysuru to get COVID-19 Lab

March 7, 2020

Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar on hospital rounds in city Mysore/Mysuru: Mysuru will get an advanced COVID-19 screening laboratory with all the necessary facilities to test patients for coronavirus symptoms and refer them to hospitals where quarantine centres have been set up, said Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar.  The Minister was speaking to…

Don’t heed to rumours, says Govt. amid COVID-19 scare
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Don’t heed to rumours, says Govt. amid COVID-19 scare

March 4, 2020

284 people under home isolation, observation across State for symptoms Bengaluru: Seeking to allay fear among the citizens in the wake of Coronavirus scare, Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu and Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar have made an appeal to the people not to pay heed to rumours spreading on social media. Addressing media…

Awareness gone awry? They wore masks but removed it soon after
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Awareness gone awry? They wore masks but removed it soon after

March 4, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The good intention of the heads of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to create awareness on the precautions to be taken to arrest Novel Coronavirus spread went awry this morning.  During the launch of online building plan approval, Mayor Tasneem, Deputy Mayor C. Sridhar and Leader of Opposition in the MCC Council M.U. Subbaiah and…

Free masks to foreign tourists at Palace
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Free masks to foreign tourists at Palace

March 4, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Following COVID-19 scare, the Mysore Palace Board has decided to give free masks to foreign tourists and to visitors on request. The Board has also decided to open a healthcare centre to help tourists complaining of fever or any other illness to undergo free check-up. Over 8,000 tourists including 100-150 foreigners visit the Palace…

Coronavirus scare: Airports on high alert across the State
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Coronavirus scare: Airports on high alert across the State

March 3, 2020

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Health Department on Monday began the giant task of tracking and identifying all people who could have come in contact with the 24-year-old software engineer from Bengaluru who has tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus). The affected person, now in Telangana, is said to be working with a city-based software company; he had…

Hate in the time of Coronavirus
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Hate in the time of Coronavirus

February 29, 2020

Coronavirus brings death, but it sure is less macabre than the death brought by rioting mobs of Delhi. Coronavirus kills one with fever, unlike rioters in East Delhi who killed Ankit Sharma with hundreds of stab wounds or shot Mudassir Khan in his head as he simply stood outside his house. May be the real…

Meat, fish shops under scanner for COVID-19
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Meat, fish shops under scanner for COVID-19

February 13, 2020

Mysuru/Mysore: The latest coronavirus (now renamed as COVID-19) spreading in China and the SARS outbreak of 2003 have two things in common: Both are from the coronavirus family and both started in wet (meat and fish) markets in China. At such markets, outdoor stalls are squeezed together to forming narrow lanes, where locals and visitors…

Coronavirus scare: No drunken driving test?
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Coronavirus scare: No drunken driving test?

February 9, 2020

City Police to decide this evening Mysore/Mysuru: Amidst growing concern about the risk that breathalysers — used to detect the concentration of alcohol in a person’s blood — pose to public health amid a new coronavirus epidemic that the WHO considers to be a global emergency, the Mysuru City Police will take a call today…

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