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Bengaluru: As many as three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of infected people to four, Health Minister B Sriramulu said here on Tuesday.

"So far four people have been confirmed for COVID-19.

The patients as well as their family members have been quarantined..," Sriramulu said in a tweet.

Running a hashtag of #CoronaVirusOutBreak, the minister said, "I appeal to the people to make sure that this disease does not spread further."

However, the minister did not elaborate. Meanwhile, Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar convened a meeting with the health department officials to assess preparedness and ensure public safety.

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