A panch member of the balli panchayat, who had tested positive on Monday, created a hurdle for health department staff after he refused to be taken to a covid care center on Tuesday.
It was only after police were called that the man agreed to accompany the health department staffers to the care centre.
The panch member is from Balli Mutt. Since he had mild fever he had consulted a private doctor, who asked him to get tested for Covid. The Balli health centre had collected his swab sample on Sunday and he was declared positive on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, one more Covid-19 case was reported from Balli on Tuesday after a worker from Global Ispat Pvt Ltd. at the Cuncolim industrial estate tested positive.