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Girl tests positive for Covid-19 in Karnataka's Kalaburagi

Bengaluru: A girl tested positive for coronavirus in north Karnataka's Kalaburagi, while three of her relatives tested negative.

The girl who tested positive for Covid-19 is a relative of the 76-year-old man who was the country's first victim of the deadly disease on March 10. She is under treatment in the district hospital and her health condition is stable, Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner B. Sharat told. 

Three of the girl's relatives, who also came in contact with the old man, tested negative. They are also in the same hospital's isolation ward under observation.

State Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said the girl's blood samples were sent to the Institute of Virology at Pune for re-testing, as the first test of her throat swab was done in Bengaluru.

AIn a related development, the state Primary and Secondary Education Department has postponed the examinations for classes 7, 8 and 9, due to start on Monday. Till date, 111,885 passengers were screened across the state, including 78,106 at Bengaluru airport and 28,321 at Mangaluru airport.

Additional health desks have been set up at the Bengaluru airport to facilitate faster check-up of international passengers.

Meanwhile, the Chamarajangar district administration directed the closure of the Bandipur safari camp, resorts, and hotels and asked tourists staying in them to vacate them on Monday.

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