Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on July 05 stated that criminal case will be filed against those private hospitals that refuse to admit COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has reached 21,549.
For the first time in years, Mathura's famous Guru Purnima Fair has been cancelled due to COVID crisis. Temples in Mathura wore a deserted look. All shrines across country were shut to control the pace of coronavirus spread. Thousands of devotees, from all parts of country used to attend 'Mudia Mela'.
Once a popular bird sanctuary in Mandagadde has now become a place with less variety of birds. According to an environmentalist, Ajay Kumar Sharma, the number of migratory birds decreasing due to lack of Holelakki trees (Vitex Leucoxylon). Holelakki is a native variety of Western Ghats knows as water peacock's foot tree. The tree provide shelter to migratory birds for nesting and breeding. Over a decade, the development activities, road widening, sand extraction destroyed the tree variety. Due to lack of trees, the birds shifting their places, where Holelakki trees have been survived.
Three engineering students in Shivamogga have taken up a task to mitigate the risk of coronavirus spread. Budding engineers have designed an automatic mist hand sanitizer machine. Machine has been installed at SSLC exam centers. Keeping in mind the rapid spread, a sensor has been installed in machine to avoid physical contact. Coronavirus cases have reached 10,118 in Karnataka.
Tyavarekoppa Tiger and Lion Safari in Karnataka's Shivamogga re-opened on June 8. The zoo authorities are ensuring that all standard operating procedures are being followed, including ensuring social distancing and wearing of masks by visitors. Steps like, regular sweeping and spraying on the premises are also being taken care of. Zoo authorities have made a marking at the floor of the ticket counters to maintain the social distancing norm.
The complete lockdown is being observed in Karnataka from July 05 in view of rise in COVID-19 cases. The state government has announced a complete lockdown in the state on all Sundays till August 02. The essential activities allowed during night curfew will be permitted during Sunday lockdown too and marriages already fixed on Sundays also permitted during the period.
Equity benchmark indices gained for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as heavy buying was witnessed in pharma and financial stocks. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 622 points or 2.06 per cent higher..