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Novel Coronavirus! MMC&RI opens testing lab, isolation wards ready in K R Hospital

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Mysuru: As Kerala announced third positive case for Novel Coronavirus all the three districts in Karnataka contiguous with God’s Own Country are on high alert. Precautionary measures have been taken in Mysuru, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu districts to tackle the deadly virus. 

The district adminstration of Mysuru has clearly stated that there is no reason to worry, as all the preventive measures are taken. Mysuru is the tourist destination with most of the domestic tourists footfall from Kerala. However, the reprieve is exam season with tourist inflow very low for now. The information related to any chinese tourists is being collected from hotels in the city.
The authorities have released a list of symptoms of novel Coronavirus and precautions to be taken in this regard. The hospitals irrespective of private and government are also informed to alert the department concerned if any patients are diagnosed with symptoms of the virus. 
At Mysuru Airport in Mandakalli exclusive health kisok is opened and every passengers are diagnosed on their arrival. If any passengers show the symptoms, they will be shifted to hospital for further treatment.
Tourist places like Mysuru Palace, Zoo and Chamundi Hill are considered as high attention areas and already health department has pasted awareness posters advising people to wear masks if they are suffering from any diseases. 
District administration in association with Health and Family Welfare department has set up a virus testing lab at Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI). If any samples need to be thoroughly investigated, it will be sent to National Institute of Viorlgy in NIMHANS in Bengaluru and later Pune in Maharashtra, said District Health Officer Dr Venkatesh. 
K R Hospital authorities have set up special isolation and Coronavirus wards with all the essential medical needs. The hospital is ready to handle the cases, say sources. 
Gundlupet and Bavali is the gateway to people of Kerala travelling towards Mysuru or Chamarajanagar.
Hence, health department has deputed a special squad to screen the travellers. Every individual is screened before crossing the border near Bandipur Tiger Reserve forest in Moolehole checkpost area.
– Team Mysoorunews

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