Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Karnataka minister's daughter lands in Bengaluru, quarantined along with 14 others

Bengaluru: Karnataka's forest minister Anand Singh's daughter, who was studying interior in Florence, Italy and later managed her way to Rome to reach India, has finally landed in Bengaluru.
However, on landing, Singh's daughter was put under quarantine along with 14 other passengers from Italy.
On March 16, Singh had made an emotional appeal at the legislative council to health minister B Sriramulu to rescue his daughter and 60 other Karnataka students stranded in Rome airport.
The government had assured that it will appeal to the union government to airlift them.
On Wednesday, via Air India, Singh's daughter landed in Bengaluru. However, on landing, it was decided as per policy to quarantine her along with 14 others who accompanied her.
It may be recalled that Italy, after China, is the worst hit nation due to Covid-19 pandemic. As many as 211 Indian students have been stranded in Rome fter the virus broke out and air traffic was suspended.
On Wednesday morning, health minister B Sriramulu told the legislative assembly that he had in fact managed to establish video contact with the students stranded in Rome, including those from Karnataka.
18/03/20 B V Shivashankar/Times of India
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