Mobile throat swab collection units inaugurated in Udupi
|Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat inaugurating the mobile throat swab collection units|
“Over 7,000 people have come from other states and countries to Udupi district. All have been quarantined and steps are taken to prevent COVID from being spread to the community,” Bhat said while inaugurating the mobile throat swab collection units at Udupi.
“The 12 positive patients in the district are those who had come from other countries and states. They were quarantined as soon as they entered the district and thus it has not spread to others. The elected representatives and officials are working as a single team due to which the district has succeeded in controlling the virus,” he said.
|Udupi DC G Jagadeesha at the inauguration of mobile throat swab collection units|
DC G Jagadeesh said that the number of people coming from other states has decreased as the state government has restricted the entry of people from Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarath, and Kerala, till May 30.
|The mobile throat swab collection units|
The mobile kiosk will help in collecting the swabs in the quarantine centers and also in the rural areas of the district.
Kundapur Taluk already has a unit and the two inaugurated now would serve Karkala and Udupi taluks.