Bengaluru lockdown, Karnataka Coronavirus COVID-19 cases, quarantine rules news latest updates: Karnataka government has issued guidelines for home isolation of Coronavirus positive patient. As per the guidelines, COVID-19 positive persons will be allowed to stay in home isolation in the state and Bengaluru.
Bengaluru lockdown, Karnataka Coronavirus COVID-19 cases, quarantine rules news latest updates: Karnataka is one of the fastest-growing states in India in terms of rising in coronavirus cases. It has reported the highest single rise in COVID19 cases on June 2. Providing financial benefits to over 500 contractual doctors, the Karnataka government has ordered a hike of Rs 15,000 in the salary of MBBS doctors in the state. The contractual doctors’ salary is now Rs 60,000, an increase from earlier Rs 45,000. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in Bengaluru continue to surge as 15 wards in the Karnataka capital city have recorded 10 to 30 COVID-19 cases each in the last 24 hours.
Karnataka has recorded a record number of the single-day rise in coronavirus cases of 1502 and 19 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. With these, the total coronavirus cases in the state rose to 18,016, and the death toll is 272. In the state, 8,334 COVID19 patients have been discharged and the total coronavirus active cases are 9,406. In Karnataka capital city Bengaluru, coronavirus related deaths have crossed 100 so far.
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Karnataka has tested 6,53,627 samples for the coronavirus till July 2. A total of 16,210 samples were tested for COVID19 on July 2.
Bengaluru Police today paid homage to police personnel who lost lives due to coronavirus. The police commissioner of Bengaluru city Bhaskar Rao and other senior officers were seen paying a silent tribute at his office in Infantry Road in Karnataka capital, as per IE report.
BJP MP from Bengaluru South Tejasvi Surya has tested negative for coronavirus. Surya got himself tested after he came in contact with a Coronavirus positive doctor at the Victoria Hospital. Along with Surya, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa’s political secretary S.R. Vishwanath underwent a COVID-19 test recently. However, they were exempted from quarantine, as per IE report.
Karnataka government has issued guidelines for home isolation of Coronavirus positive patient. Karnataka coronavirus home isolation guidelines for COVID19 patients stated that a patient must have pulse oximeter, digital thermometer, personal protective equipment (facemasks, gloves) during the home isolation period. As per the guidelines, COVID-19 positive persons will be allowed to stay in home isolation in the state and Bengaluru. However, only those who are asymptomatic or mild-symptomatic patients are allowed at home. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) health team will visit the house and the teleconsultation link will be established.
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has visited an SSLC examination 2020 centre in Anekal taluk of Bengaluru Urban district. He has also interacted with the students. SSLC exam date 2020 is till July 4.
On July 1, Karnataka had registered a recovery rate of 48.83 per cent. Karnataka’s coronavirus tally has surpassed 16,500-mark and Bengaluru’s COVID-19 cases have crossed 5,200-mark. Karnataka has recorded its highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases. With 1,272 coronavirus cases and six COVID-19 deaths, total tally reached 16,514 and death toll at 253. Meanwhile, Karnataka capital Bengaluru has witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases as the city recorded 735 cases in the last 24 hours. This has taken the Bengaluru’s coronavirus tally to 5,290.
Karnataka government is mulling to bury bodies of coronavirus patients outskirts of Bengaluru. Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu has revealed that that two acres of land will be identified for burying the bodies of Coronavirus patients. This comes after concerns raised by people of Bengaluru. Meanwhile, six officials and 20 prisoners at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru have tested positive for coronavirus.
With coronavirus cases rising in Karnataka and particularly in Bengaluru, the state government has increased the Intensive Care Units in designated hospitals to 171. Meanwhile, the opposition political leaders in the state have asked the state government headed by Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa to enforce a complete lockdown in Bengaluru. Already a few clusters in Bengaluru have been sealed following the surge in Coronavirus cases. Karnataka government has decided to continue with its “Sunday lockdown” across the state “until further others” from July 5. The state government has stated that no activity other than essential services and supplies will be allowed during the Sunday lockdown in the state.
Meanwhile, a centralized system of bed allocations has created chaos in Bengaluru. The system involves Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike which informs patients and identifies the seriousness of the condition and also ensures their transfer to hospitals or care centers through ambulances. However, ambulances are often transporting multiple patients and were made to wait outside hospitals. Hospital authorities often seek COVID-19 test paperwork which patients are not given, as per IE report.