Coronavirus: Rapid antigen tests to begin in Dakshina Kannada

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July 14, 2020

Mangaluru, July 14: In order to detect COVID-19 cases quickly in Dakshina Kannada, the government has commissioned a programme to administer rapid antigen tests.

The coastal district has already received 3,500 rapid antigen test kits, which can give results in 30 minutes, an official said, adding that tests will be conducted shortly and training is being imparted on the use of the kits.

The antigen tests will be conducted for emergency cases like delivery, surgery, persons with severe symptoms of Covid-19, multiple-organ failure and for those whose condition is critical. 

"If a symptomatic patient tests negative for Covid-19, then his throat swab sample would be sent for lab testing," the district health officer (DHO) said.

The rapid antigen tests is expected to help in increasing the number of tests and bring down the load of testing on labs, as antigen kits allow faster diagnosis.

It takes a minimum of eight hours to get the results via real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. Antigen tests can provide results within half an hour.

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September 25,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 25: Karnataka government gave its firm assurance to all 32 Kannadigas who are repatriated from Saudi Arabia.

This was announced here by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr C. N. Ashwathnarayana on Thursday. "All 32 Kannadigas reached Bengaluru on Thursday evening and the state has made them stay in Bengaluru University hostel premises," he said.

He further added that all of them have undergone mandatory Covid-19 tests and till the results come, they will be kept in a hostel.

The minister said that most of them lost their jobs due to the pandemic and they are direly in need of jobs, hence the state government had taken responsibility for accommodating them.

According to him, Karnataka took every possible initiative to bring back these 32 persons who were languishing in Saudi Arabia prisons after they had violated their Employment visa rules.

"Most of them had over stayed in that country. We got in touch with External Affairs ministry and in turn they got in touch with Embassy in Saudi Arabia, who helped us out to bring all of them to India," he explained.

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September 26,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 26: Film Actress cum TV anchor Anushree on Saturday arrived at Panambur police station to dispose herself before the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths investigating into multi-crore drug menace.

Anushree hails from Mangaluru and is now settled in Bengaluru. Mangaluru Police had arrested actor and choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty and his friend Akeel on Sep 19. Since then the police had started tracking his drug links in the city.

Police said that the notice was issued as she knew Kishore Aman Shetty and also Tarun very closely. The Mangaluru police team which had been to the residence of Anushree in Bengaluru handed over the notice.

The ongoing probe of the scandal has left many in the film industry shocked as a number of celebs have come under the scanner. Earlier this week, three TV stars Geetha Bharathi Bhat, Abhishek Das, and Rashmitha Changappa had appeared before the ISD for questioning regarding their alleged connection with the ongoing probe regarding the drug scandal.

While Rashmitha confirmed that she had already appeared before ISD for primary interrogation the previous week, Abhishek Das and Geetha appeared on September 22 for investigation at the ISD office in Bangalore.

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September 23,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 23: Former MLC Ivan DSouza has been appointed spokesperson of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.

The appointment was made Wednesday by KPCC president D K Shivakumar, a release here said.

This is the fourth time he is being chosen for the post. Former state ministers Vinay Kumar Sorake and U T Khader were appointed as another KPCC spokesperson on Tuesday.

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