Five more positive coronavirus cases were reported today (21 March) in Karnataka taking the total number to 20.
Four have been admitted in isolation wards in Bengaluru. The latest case is of a 35-year-old male who returned from Dubai to Mysuru via Bengaluru and has been admitted in Mysuru.
While contact tracing has been initiated for all the patients, 10 senior IAS officers have been deputed to coordinate the containment efforts in the state. The state has initiated the process to monitor all home quarantined persons by forming special teams constituting members of the revenue, police, municipality and health departments.
These teams have been tasked with visiting all home quarantined persons and stamping the back of their left hands with the last date of quarantine.
Within the jurisdiction of the BBMP, 108 teams have been formed for the task and they will visit all home quarantined persons on Sunday (22 March).