Karnataka Ministers inspect screening facility at Kempegowda International airport

South India

As over 10,000 people from Karnataka stranded in other countries are scheduled to arrive in the state, Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Thursday visited Kempegowda International airport.


K Sudhakar along with Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the airport for inspection of the screening facility.

 “All safety measures have been taken for the screening and quarantine of all passengers in hotels, hostels, and school buildings”, Sudhakar said.

He appealed to local residents not to panic as adequate safety measures are being taken to prevent any spread of COVID-19 infection.

On Thursday, 12 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Karnataka, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 705. Out of these  366 people have recovered and 30 death toll at 30.

With 3,390 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally reached 56,342 on Friday. 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 103 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 1,886.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 37,916. Meanwhile 16,539 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.


With inputs from Agency

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