B Sriramulu, Health Minister of Karnataka has called an emergency meeting at Bengaluru on Tuesday after a Telangana techie was found positive of Coronavirus on Monday.
The meeting will begin at 12.30 pm today.
The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Telangana was reported from Hyderabad on Monday when a 24-year-old man, who had come in contact with some Hong Kong citizens, while he was in Dubai on February 17, tested positive for the virus.
The novel coronavirus infection has killed more than 3,000 people globally.
After arriving in Bengaluru on February 20, techie went to Hyderabad o February 22 by bus. After having flu-like symptoms he was admitted to a private hospital.
After four days of receiving treatment in the private hospital, he was shifted to a state-government hospital where he was positive of coronavirus. People he might have possibly been in contact with are being screened for their health condition now.
On Sunday, Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender said that the state government is on high alert since the confirmation of one coronavirus positive case here. The Health Department has issued an advisory to all educational institutes.
Furthermore, the guidelines to all the schools and educational institutions, Police, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA &UD), Transport Department, Revenue Department and Tourism Department will be discussed in an emergency meeting to be held today.