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Coronavirus: Karnataka reports 18 fresh cases as 3 more Padarayanapura residents test positive

Earlier in the morning, two residents of Padarayanapura tested positive and were shifted to Victoria Hospital for treatment.

Coronavirus Karnataka reports 18 fresh cases as 3 more Padarayanapura residents test positive
Bengaluru, First Published Apr 24, 2020, 1:57 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Even as the Karnataka health department readied to shift the 119 accused in Padarayanapura violence to Bengaluru's Haj Bhavan from Ramnagar Jail, three more of them tested positive for coronavirus.

This comes after two accused out of 121, who were shifted to Ramnagar Jail, tested positive for coronavirus. They have been shifted to Victoria Hospital.

A ruckus erupted in Padarayanapura on Sunday allegedly over the shifting of secondary contacts of coronavirus patients to a quarantine facility by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials.

Karnataka health minister confirmed that three more from the lot have tested positive for COVID-19.

He wrote, "Among the miscreants who attacked corona warriors in Padarayanapura, two were confirmed to have tested positive. But now three more tested positive taking the total to 5."

18 fresh cases were reported in Karnataka. Till now, there are 463 COVID-19 positive cases in the state including 18 deaths and 150 discharges, said the health bulletin released by Karnataka government.

The number of positive cases in Bengaluru reached 108 on Friday as of 10am.

Meanwhile, there were reports of some large-scale traffic movement in some parts of the city this morning as lockdown curbs were relaxed.

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