Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on August 04 held a meeting with doctors of Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah are admitted at the hospital after testing positive of COVID-19. Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu informed that Chief Minister is asymptomatic. His condition is stable and is responding to the treatment. Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah has high fever and doctors are treating him.
While speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on July 09, the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Karnataka, B Sriramulu spoke about plans to increase number of labs and technicians in the state. He said, "We have 72 labs where COVID-19 tests are conducted. They are under pressure with increased number of tests. When lab technicians are quarantined, it gets difficult to complete work." "So we are considering increasing number of labs technicians," Health Minister added.
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on June 25 said the COVID-19 situation in the state is under control and there's no community transmission. Sriramulu said, "We're working with the CM. We took opinion from experts. They are of the opinion that people from outside are coming to Bengaluru so number of cases are increasing here." The Health Minister further said that lockdown has been implemented at four locations in Bengaluru. "More testing is being done in these locations. We have also made arrangements to test senior citizens," he added.
From the gap between India's active and discharged cases increasing to almost 10 lakh, to another member of Narendra Modi's cabinet testing positive for infection - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shripad Yesso Naik is the fifth Union minister to test positive. Home minister Amit Shah was the first member of the Union cabinet to be infected. Naik who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Ayurved, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy (AYUSH), and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence, is in home isolation. In Maharashtra, over 11,300 police personnel have so far been infected. While the death toll among Maharashtra cops has crossed 120, over 9,100 have recovered, and there are 2,000-plus active cases. In West Bengal, the state government withdrew the order regarding complete lockdown on August 28. However, lockdown orders remain in operation for August 20, 21, 27 and 31. India's total case tally has crossed 23.29 lakh, while the death toll has crossed 46,000. Over 16.39 lakh patients have been discharged so far. In international news, the discovery of a new case after 102 days in New Zealand has led the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to say that postponement of the upcoming general elections is a possibility. Meanwhile, the Russian government said that the first batch of its Covid vaccine is likely to be released within two weeks. Russia has become the first country to declare a vaccine ready for use. Watch the full video for more updates regarding the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Hyderabad police personnel reported back to duty after recovering from coronavirus. At least 216 police personnel have come back on duty. They have received guard of honor. Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar also came to encourage the officials.
A complete lockdown has come into effect in Karnataka's Kalaburagi from July 14. The streets looked deserted while shops were closed. The District Administration has ordered lockdown in Kalaburagi from 14th to 20th July, to control the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown was imposed after over 70 positive cases confirmed in random testing within a week in Kalaburagi.
Lockdown was observed in Kalaburagi on July 12, due to rise in COVID-19 cases. The state government has announced a complete lockdown in the state on all Sundays till August 2. Karnataka has reported 33,418 confirmed cases. Complete lockdown will be imposed from July 14 to July 22 in Karnataka.
Sanitization work was undertaken at an examination centre in Karnataka's Kalaburagi amid coronavirus pandemic. KGP High School was sanitized and disinfectants were sprayed ahead of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams that will commence on June 25. The sanitization work was done in Jagriti Colony on June 24. There are 3567 active cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka.
Iada Martin Marbaniang, Superintendent of Police Kalaburagi, Karnataka on June 15 informed that 15 people were reported COVID positive from Tanda village. Medical team along with police personnel went to get them for treatment, however an argument erupted with villagers which soon turned violent. The matter has been resolved and all of them have been brought to the hospital. "A medical team along with some police personnel had gone to the Tanda village to bring 15 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 to a hospital for treatment," said Iada Martin Marbaniang, SP. "While going there, medical team had an argument with the villagers that became violent as some people started pelting stones at the ambulance and at a vehicle of health department. We rushed more security forces to the village. I visited the spot and spoke to few leaders. Subsequently, we were able to convince them and all of them were brought to the hospital. A case has been registered against violent offenders," he added.
Violence broke out in Bengaluru on August 11 late night over an alleged inciting social media post. 146 people have been arrested in the matter so far. Karnataka Home Minister, Basavaraj Bommai said, "It has been decided that a district magistrate will hold an inquiry into the incident. So far, 146 people have been arrested."
At least five people, including two children, were charred to death and many others sustained burns when a Bengaluru bound bus they were traveling in caught fire on a national highway in Chitradurga district on Wednesday morning. "Five people have died after a bus caught fire on National Highway 4 at about 3.30 am. The bus was on the way from Bijapur to Bengaluru," a police officer said. The deceased have not been identified, he said adding a few others have been hospitalized.
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While speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on August 12, Karnataka Congress Working President Saleem Ahmed on violence that broke out in the state said that Congress never encourage such kind of things, party always want to have peace and brotherhood. He said, "Karnataka Minister CT Ravi should not speak on the community. I strongly object to his statements. Congress will never encourage the "goondaism" and those people who do criminal activities. I condemn that incident." At least three people died in violence that broke out in Bengaluru on August 11 late night over an alleged inciting social media post.