Mysuru, May 4:- Heritage city Mysuru is set to be declared a ‘Orange Zone’ as the number of novel coronavirus positive cases has declined to 13 as of Monday.
A district shall be declared a ‘orange zone’ when the number of Covid-19 cases is less than 14.
Of the 90 cases, 77 patients were discharged, thus bringing the total of active cases to 13. No positive case has been confirmed in the district since April 29 when P-534, a 26-year-old man from Nanjangud-based Jubilant Generics was diagnosed with the deadly virus.
The district administration was quick to initiate measures such as setting up containment zones, strict implementation of lockdown, seal down and restrict movement of people in bringing down the number of active cases to its lowest since the virus outbreak. The first case of killer virus in the district was reported on March 21, P-52 had arrived from Dubai and he voluntarily admitted himself to K R Hospital where he tested positive for the virus.
Of the 90 cases, the bulk of 73 cases are linked to Nanjangud-based pharma company Jubilant Generics, the others being attributed to Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI), Influenza Like Illness (ILI) and Delhi event.
Meanwhile, senior IAS Officer Harsh Gupta, who was appointed by the state government to investigate the actual source of the virus, has submitted an incomplete report due to reported lack of cooperation from a few state government departments. The source of contamination in Jubilant Generics will remain a mystery.
Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar on Saturday withdrew the order on ‘containment zones’ in few areas in the city and Nanjangud.
The order was withdrawn at Sri Subhramanya Swamy Temple Road, Yaraganahalli new layout, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Nagar (SVP Nagar), Lalithadripura, Vijayanagar 1st Stage, Gokulam (MCC ward number 19) and Basavanagudi Block in Nanjangud.
However, localities – Meena Bazaar, Teachers’ Layout, Janata Nagar, Housing Board Colony in Kuvempunagar, Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, Jayalakshmipuram, Nazarbad, JP Nagar and Srirampura 2nd Stage will continue to remain in ‘containment zones’ until further notice. (NAV)