195 K'taka residents return home from Dubai, 6 in hospital

BENGALURU: A contingent of 195 people from the state were brought back here from Dubai on Sunday, Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu said. “As many as 195 Kannadigas who were in Dubai have been brought to Bengaluru airport on Sunday,” Sriramulu said in a tweet.

Six people suspected of coronavirus have been admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases here, and the remaining taken to the isolation ward of Akash Medical Institute, he said.

In the evening, the Health Minister tweeted a video of a returned man, who thanked the government for bringing them back safely. In another video he posted, three boys and two girls wearing masks, who also returned from abroad thanked the government for facilitating their return.

Observing the people’s curfew on Sunday, Sriramulu said he is working from home and exchanging information on phone with the officials. He shared pictures of deserted roads and town centres of Karwar, Mangaluru, Shimoga, Mudhola to show how people from all parts of Karnataka are observing the people’s curfew.

“We are all one, let us stop COVID-19 from spreading.A #IndiaFightCorona, #JanataCurfew,” Sriramulu tweeted.

He also shared deserted pictures of Bengaluru, Mysuru and Madikeri.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao has tweeted a picture of the civic body, Health Department and police officials visiting the residences of Coronavirus suspects to ensure home quarantine. Rao also posted a short video of two bike-borne women police officials patrolling the city during the Janata Curfew on Sunday.