11 more suspects of H1N1 were found in Belgaum and their swab was sent for testing to NIMHANS. Reports of earlier tests should reach by today evening by only when there could be a confirmation on the existence of the virus in town.
On general all is calm, but a few people are seen wearing surgical masks and scarfs on their faces. Screening is being done at Bus stand and railway station but it is just like another Govt. job where anyone can bypass at ease. No doubt the district administration claims to have setup screening at bus stands and railway station, on Wednesday there was no one at 5.30 am in the morning at the bus stand for screening a commuter from Pune told. Most interestingly none of the private buses coming in from Pune and Mumbai were screened. After the death of a lady in Bangalore the administration has become stricter of sorts and is now screening more effectively. Around 217 have been screened at the bus stand for Swine flu.
There are no N 95 masks available in city as of now and a demand for the same has been made by the administration. So if you want to you will have to use the surgical masks. A mask which was priced at Rs.10 is now being sold for 20 to 30. Also there is news that people from Maharashtra have bought masks in wholesale in the last week from Belgaum which has caused shortage of masks in the city.