Bangalore lockdown dates, extension, COVID cases today, Karnataka news: Sunday lockdown in the state and capital Bengaluru will continue. There will be strict lockdown in containment zones.
Bangalore lockdown dates, extension, COVID cases today, Karnataka news: Sunday lockdown and night curfew have been announced in Bengaluru by Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa. Meanwhile, the state government has decided to supply Remdesivir to private hospitals to prevent black marketing and hoarding of the medicine approved for treating Coronavirus. Meanwhile, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has served show-cause notices to 291 private hospitals in the Karnataka capital city. In a stern measure, Bengaluru’s civic body has instructed the hospitals to provide details about the availability of beds, ICU, and ventilators.
In Karnataka, there are 67,420 confirmed coronavirus cases and so far 1,403 COVID19 deaths have been reported. In Bengaluru, there are 34,943 coronavirus cases, 26,746 active coronavirus cases and 721 COVID19 related deaths. The state government has also decided to increase testing for COVID19 by purchasing 4 lakh antigen test kit and 5 lakh swab test kits. While stressing that economy is also very important, the state Chief Minister has said that lockdown won’t be imposed as people need to get back to work. The Karnataka CM has said that experts suggested 5T strategy – Trace, Track, Test, Treat, and Technology.
Karnataka Congress has appealed to the state government to waive property taxes in urban local bodies and panchayats in view of Coronavirus pandemic.
People were seen heading out in Dharwad following the upliftment of lockdown in the state from today. Meanwhile, Sunday lockdown in the state and capital Bengaluru will continue. There will be strict lockdown in containment zones. In Bengaluru, there are 11,638 containment zones. Out of these, 9815 are active containment zones.
A night curfew has been enforced. The timing of the night curfew is 9 pm to 5 am.
All business entities, malls are allowed to remain open. However, these business entities and malls are allowed to open outside containment zones.
Eateries, saloons and parks are allowed to open.
Public and private transport services are allowed to remain open operational.Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced that it will operate its services from Wednesday for general public. BMTC will be operating 1500 services in Bangalore city on major routes between 6am to 8pm, excluding containment zones. However, passengers without face masks would not allowed on the buses, the BMTC said.
Large markets such as Pete areas, Kalasipalya Market and KR Market will remain closed.
Schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming polls, gyms, bar and restaurants will remain closed.
In Bagalkote 808 coronavirus case are there, in Ballari, there are 2,855 COVID19 cases, Belagavi has 1,096, Bengaluru Rural 940, Bengaluru Rural 33,941, Bidar 1,469, Chamarajanagara 364, Chikkaballapura 981, Chikkamagaluru 404, Chitraguda 269, Dakshin Kannada 3,829, Devanagere 975, Dharwad 2,329, Gadag 631, Hassan 1,059, Haveri 533, Kalaburagi 2,966, Kodagu 281, Kolar 630, Koppal 558, Mandya 923, Mysuru 1,908, Raichur has 1,003, Ramanagara has 516, Shivamogga has 872, Tumakuru has 745, Udupi has 2,405, Uttara Kannada 1,272, Vijayapura has 1,758, and Yadgir has 1,713.
There are a number of coronavirus helpline numbers in the state. For ambulance, you need to call 108. For telemedicine, you need to call 14410. For grievances, you can call 1912. For General Health issues, you need to call 104.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has formed a special Covid Task Force in Bengaluru with an aim to strategise containment measures. The state government has decided that it would go ahead with the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020. The KCET 2020 is scheduled to be held on July 30 and 31. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan has said that asymptomatic Covid-19 positive candidates will be allowed to appear in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020.