COVID-19: Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner orders closure of bars, restaurants

South India

BENGALURU: Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner B Sharat has ordered the closure of bars and restaurants in the district until further orders in the wake of coronavirus scare.


On Sunday, Sharat said that the public gatherings including local markets, village fairs, Urs festival in Kalaburagi district have been banned as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus until further orders.

On Saturday, State Health Minister B Sriramulu tweeted that three out of four family members of the elderly man who died of novel coronavirus have tested negative.

On Sunday, the Karnataka Health Department said that all the family members and other contacts of the 76-year-old man who died of coronavirus in Kalaburagi are being monitored closely.

Earlier, the state government has said that six cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state as of now, including one person who died.

The 5 Coronavirus positive cases are in isolation at the designated hospital in Bengaluru.

State Health Minister asked the people of Kalaburagi not to be scared as the government was taking all precautionary measures.

On last Thursday, India had reported its first death due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from the state of Karnataka had died. The man from Kalaburagi had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, and his sample has been confirmed for COVID19.

On last Friday, a 68-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died due to co-morbidity, diabetics and hypertension at a Delhi hospital.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 93.

The coronavirus, originated in china’s Wuhan city in December last year, has spread to more than 100 countries, infecting more than 1,20,000 people.

India has also started evacuating its citizens from other countries after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and said that Europe is the new epicentre of the lethal virus.


With inputs from Agency

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