Alert sounded in Karnataka over possible birdflu

Bengaluru: Authorities have sounded alert following reports about outbreak of bird flu in the neighboring Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala, Karnataka Minister for Health Dr K Sudhakar said on Tuesday.
Speaking to mediapersons here, he said ” I have asked the Health officers in the border districts to be alert”.
Replying to a question on a few teachers and students infected with Covid-19 after the reopening of schools and colleges, he said that “there was no need to panic, schools and colleges are functioning properly and children have started coming. People have to cooperate for the academic progress of the students.
Dr Sudhakar said that the government was on high alert and if all students and teachers get infected, then there is an improved medical system in place in the State.
On UK returnees, he said 37 of them have tested positive for Covid-19. Ten among the 37 who returned from the UK were found to be carrying the mutant of coronavirus. Seventy-five UK returnees have not yet been traced, the Minister said.

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