Today 13 new positive cases were reported from Athani taluka who had returned after their Jain pilgrimage at Sheekarji, Jharkhand.
A group of 40, highly influential people had returned from Jharkhand about 20 days ago after their pilgrimage. As per the norms they had to institutional quarantined but what sources reveal is that many were let out even before the reports arrived, and once their reports tested positive they were traced and brought to the designated COVID hospital.
The 13 positive patients are from Nandgaon, Savadi, Junjarwad and Bellanki villages of Athani taluka.
Sources a few even traveled and even one person had arranged a mahaprasad and also got a haircut done from a barber.
Now the health officials will have to trace their primary and secondary contacts whom they have met in the past days.