Tag: COVID-19

Namaste and keep  distance please !
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Namaste and keep distance please !

March 14, 2020

For the past few weeks having been told not to touch my face I have started behaving like cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth — contorting my face, as I am unable to scratch my eyes, nose or face when it itches. I also feel like putting a sticker ‘Keep distance’, like they have behind lorries as we…

K.R. Hospital Lab to solely test COVID-19 cases
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K.R. Hospital Lab to solely test COVID-19 cases

March 13, 2020

Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory located at Microbiology Wing Mysore/Mysuru: Over 78 people in India have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. As of now, it is only Government and Government-authorised Diagnostic Laboratories that are testing for Coronavirus infection.  An important point to remember here is that none of the Private Diagnostic Labs are…

DC asks Private Hospitals to create isolation wards
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DC asks Private Hospitals to create isolation wards

March 13, 2020

Public can call Helplines 104 (State) or 1077 (District) Mysore/Mysuru: Amid the scare of the deadly COVID-19, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar has asked the Private Hospitals in city to create isolation wards for Coronavirus suspect cases. The DC’s direction comes a day after Chief Secretary T.M. Vijayabhaskar had instructed the DCs of the…

COVID-19: Thermal screening begins at Mysore Airport
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COVID-19: Thermal screening begins at Mysore Airport

March 12, 2020

Six more thermal scanners at City Railway Station and Bus Stands soon Mysore/Mysuru: Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has gripped a large number of countries across the world, the Mysore Airport has ramped up safety measures and precautions to contain the deadly disease and has introduced thermal screening of all passengers from this…

No COVID-19 cases reported in the district: DHO
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No COVID-19 cases reported in the district: DHO

March 12, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Even as COVID-19 cases are rising across the country, Mysuru DHO (District Health Officer) Dr. Venkatesh said that no Coronavirus cases have been reported so far from anywhere in the district. Taking part in the monthly KDP (Karnataka Development Programme) Progress Review Meeting  at the Zilla Panchayat (ZP) Office here yesterday, Dr. Venkatesh said…

No Bird Flu in City: Nagendra
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No Bird Flu in City: Nagendra

March 12, 2020

MLA inspects Kukkarahalli and Hebbal Lakes; Metagalli Mysore/Mysuru: Even as the authorities have taken appropriate measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreak in city, the sudden death of 15 chicken at Metagalli and the death of two cranes near Hebbal Lake in city outskirts on Tuesday has created worry for the citizens.  In this regard, Chamaraja MLA…

Shortage of protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide: WHO
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Shortage of protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide: WHO

March 11, 2020

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new Coronavirus and other infectious diseases.  Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect…

COVID-19: No holiday for Schools in District
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COVID-19: No holiday for Schools in District

March 10, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Even as Karnataka reported its first COVID-19 case in Bengaluru yesterday and with the State Government announcing a week-long holiday (Mar.10 to 17) for classes from Pre-Nursery to 5th standard in BBMP and Bengaluru Rural District limits, the Education authorities in Mysuru said there will be no such holiday in the district. Speaking to…

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