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Covid-19: Jubilant Generics Limited won’t operate anytime soon: Sriramulu

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Mysuru: The Jubilant Generics Limited, Nanjangud which has witnessed 24 Covid-19 positive cases (of the total 34 in Mysuru) will remain closed until the source of infection is traced out, completely, said B Sriramulu, Health and Family Welfare Minister.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, he said rising number of cases from Nanjangud has been a cause for concern. For, of the total 35 cases in Mysuru, 24 persons are from the Jubilant campus. Considering the gravity of the situation, it is being investigated on how those 24 persons contracted the virus.

On various theories doing the rounds on the source of the disease, the minister said that it is learned that few persons from Australia and Japan had visited the pharmaceuticals company, recently. The police are investigating into this along with the container that was reported to be imported from China by the company to Nanjangud. The investigating authorities will get into the exact source of the disease, the minister added.

Sriramulu said the top management of the company has been served notice and suitable action will be initiated against them, if found guilty.

Minister to instill confidence

Concerned over the spike in positive cases in the State, Health Minister Sriramulu will tour across the State to instill confidence among officials, volunteers who are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “People need not panic as the State government has taken all the measures to combat Covid-19,” he reassured.

On continuation of lockdown, the minister said that lockdown may continue in affected districts after April 14. As many as 18 districts have been affected by the Covid-19. He was of the opinion that lockdown could be relaxed in non-affected districts. But he was quick to add that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will take a call on this. A cabinet meeting on the same is scheduled for Thursday. Chief Minister will decide on continuation of lockdown after weighing all the options, the Minister said.

Meanwhile, Kalaburgi, Bidar, Bengaluru and Mysuru have been declared as red zones, although a few cases are recovering. Of the 181 Covid-19 cases reported in the State, more than 20 cases have recovered, he said.

– Team Mysoorunews

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