Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister B Sreeramulu informed that three more people in the state have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. This takes the total tally of coronavirus cases in the state to four.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, March 10, Sreeramulu said, “Karnataka has reported four cases of Novel Coronavirus. Infected persons and their families are quarantined and they are kept under observation.”
It can be recalled that the state government had confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Karnataka on Monday, March 9. A software engineer from Bengaluru, who had recently returned from the USA via Dubai, had contracted the virus. Health officials said that the 40-year-old man is under quarantine and being treated at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases.
Meanwhile, the state government has also declared an indefinite holiday for Bengaluru school students studying in classes 1 to 5 and the Department of Public Instruction has decided to move up the school examinations in order to curb the spread of the virus.