COVID-19: Karnataka MP's daughter among fresh positive cases

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March 25, 2020

Chithradurga, Mar 25: COVID-19-positive cases in Karnataka jumped to 42 from 33 on Tuesday, with nine cases added to the list overnight. The daughter of G M Siddeshwara, Davanagere MP, is the latest case.

Sources from the Siddeshwara family said that the MP’s daughter, along with her two children, who started from Guyana, first landed at New York airport and from there, she took a flight to New Delhi.

From Delhi, she flew to Bengaluru. And then, she and her children travelled with her father in a chaffeur-driven car on March 21 to their house in Bheemasamudra.


Siddeshwara said that protocol for COVID-19 had been followed and all who returned were under self-quarantine at his house. However, the administration was not informed of her travel history till the samples were given for test, Chitradurga Deputy Commissioner Vinoth Priya R told TNIE. The DC said the test results of the MP’s daughter were collected by district health authorities and sent to Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences on March 22.

The test turned out to be positive for COVID-19 and she was shifted to the isolation ward at Chigateri district hospital in Davanagere. This is the first positive case in Chitradurga.The patient, who is the wife of an Indian Diplomat in Guyana, complained of flu-like symptoms and remained self-quarantined at her house at Bheemasamudra. Her condition was informed to the health department, which collected her samples and forwarded it to the SIMS for tests, results of which arrived on Tuesday evening.

The DC said that samples of family members including the two children, and those working at the MP’s house would be collected and sent for testing to ensure proper protocol is followed. The administration has declared a ‘red zone of a 5km radius around Siddeshwara’s house at Bheemasamudra. DHO Dr Palaksha said that the patient is not suffering any serious problems and is normal. However, we have put her in the isolation ward of Chigateri District Hospital in Davangere, he said.

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September 24,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 24: Thousands of Muslims thronged the house of Ibrahim Musliyar Bekal at Montepadavu on the outskirts of the city to catch a final glimpse of their spiritual guru.

Bekal Ustad, who was the Qadhi of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga amalgam Jama’at breathed his last earlier today at a private hospital in Mangaluru after months of illness.

His mortal remains were kept at Montepadavu for public viewing. In spite of fear of covid-19, thousands of people from different parts of coastal Karnataka reached the remote village within hours.

Leaders from various political parties, social and religious organisations were also among those who paid their last respect to the departed soul. A pall of gloom has descended on Muslim colonies across coastal Karnataka.

There were hundreds of volunteers in Montepadavu to prevent chaos among mourners. Police have also tightened the security arrangements.

Also Read: Acclaimed Islamic scholar, Qadhi Ibraheem Musliyar Bekal passes away

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September 22,2020

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Mangaluru/Udupi, Sept 22: Two prominent Congress leaders from coastal region —U T Khader and Vinay Kumar Sorake — have been appointed as the spokespersons of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) spokesperson.

KPCC chief D K Shivakumar has asked both the former ministers to take charge immediately and advised to work and strengthen the organization as per the principles and policies of the Congress party.

Mr Khader, who currently represents Mangaluru City constituency in Karnataka Assembly had earlier served as the minister food and health minister in Siddaramaiah government and urban development minister in H D Kumaraswamy government.

Mr Sorake had served as a minister, Member of Parliament from Udupi, and as a member of the Legislative Assembly from Kaup and Puttur.

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September 12,2020
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Bengaluru, Sept 12: Karnataka on Saturday reported 9,140 new coronavirus cases taking the total number of infections to 4,49,551 while the death toll touched 7,161 with 94 fatalities, the Health department said.

The total infections comprised 3,44,556 discharges including 9,557 on Saturday whereas there were 97,815 active cases in the state including 795 in the ICU, the department said in a statement.

The spike in cases was led by Bengaluru Urban district, which recorded 3,552 fresh infections and 21 deaths.

The city has cumulatively reported 1,67,183 cases and 2,391 deaths due to the coronavirus.

There were 40,929 active cases including 278 in the ICU.

There were cumulatively 1,23,862 discharges in the city including 3,538 on Saturday.

Mysuru was the second biggest contributor after Bengaluru Urban.

The city reported 637 fresh cases and 14 deaths on Saturday.

Cumulatively, 25,086 coronavirus cases and 576 deaths have been reported here since the outbreak of the disease.

According to the bulletin, 401 fresh cases were reported in Dakshina Kannada district, 366 in Ballari, 324 in Hassan, 304 in Tumakuru, 267 in Davangere, 239 in Dharwad, 222 in Kalaburagi, 213 in Haveri, 211 in Bengaluru Rural district and 201 in Belagavi.

Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Mandya, Raichur, Koppal and other districts.

The department said on Saturday nine deaths were reported in Dharwad, eight in Ballari, five each in Dakshina Kannada and Shivamogga, four each in Chitradurga and Koppal and three in Kalaburagi, apart from other districts.

While a majority of those who died of the coronavirus were above 50 years of age, there were young people who succumbed to the infection.

There was a seven-year-old boy from Bengaluru who succumbed to the virus in a private hospital.

Among the dead, two in their twenties, four in their thirties and 11 in their forties on Saturday.

Most of those who died of coronavirus had Severe Acute Respiratory Illness or the Influenza-Like Illness.

The department said as on Saturday, over five lakh people were home quarantined whereas in the past 14 days, 5. 97 lakh primary contacts and 5.4 lakh secondary contacts have been traced.

As many as 427 passengers were screened at the airports, taking the number of those screened so far to 2.14 lakh.

There were as many as 63,583 tests done on Saturday taking the total so far to 37.14 lakh, the department added.

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