Shankar Raj is a senior journalist with more than 30 years experience, mostly with The Indian Express and The New Indian Express. He was the Editor for Karnataka and Kerala editions of The New Indian Express, and former Managing Editor of the Nyusu Digital Media P Ltd. Bengaluru.
Two major hospitals in south Kerala are under a Covid scare flowing an accident. A patient in Kollam, who had come from Dubai and was a Covid suspect and under quarantine, ventured out without informing the authorities and met with a car accident in the wee hours of today.
Fear gripped Karnataka a bit too late on Friday the Thirteenth as a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi became the first Covid-19 fatality in India and the virus started its spread among techies who work in a cloistered airconditioned atmosphere making them more vulnerable.
The death of a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi due to Covid-19 has revealed how the State administration was in deep slumber despite alarm bells ringing all across the globe due to the deadly spread of the virus.