Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa Friday evening, after meeting with cabinet colleagues and senior officials, announced a complete lockdown across the state starting Monday 6 am till 6 am on May 24, to arrest the spread of Covid-19. Karnataka, especially the capital city Bengaluru, is reeling under the second wave of Covid that has severely affected health care infrastructure where patients are struggling to get oxygen, ventilator, and ICU beds. On Friday, the state reported its highest single-day count of 592 Covid deaths. The guidelines stated: “Only flights and trains scheduled will continue to operate during this period. Flight and train tickets shall serve as the passes for movement of persons by personal vehicles/ taxis/cab aggregators/ autorickshaws to board flight and trains.”
On Friday evening, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced a full lockdown in the state from May 10 to May 24 to break the chain of Covid transmission in the state. “There will be no movement of people allowed in this period. There will be a window of four hours between 6 am and 10 am for people to buy essential items. There will be no industrial activity but in-situ construction is allowed,” Yediyurappa said.
Delhi zoo director Ramesh Pandey said on Friday that all government protocols are being followed at the zoo.
The tiny district has 13.8 lakh people, with 4.14 lakh aged above 45 years. Among them, only 44,909 people have received at least one dose until May 2.
Speaking to reporters, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday said, “We will not attend the Speaker's election tomorrow. Our MLAs will also not attend the session. We will not come to the Assembly till our MLAs get full protection."
The couriers carrying the drugs had taken the flights to India from some middle-eastern countries, though their point of origin was somewhere else.
Capt added that anyone opening their shops in violation of guidelines would be open to prosecution. While announcing the protest call for Saturday, farmer unions had urged shopkeepers across the state to open their shops in defiance of the curfew.
According to police, Sanjay Sumra (28), a resident of Bhavna-gar, and Dharmesh Gohil (25), a resident of Amreli, were arrested by a team of Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell.
When contacted by The Indian Express, the in charge at Awadh Oxygen said that no such direction was given by the ADM to deny oxygen supply to Sun Hospital.
Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee, senior judges and alliance party leaders including MDMK’s Vaiko and PCC chief K S Alagiri were among the chief guests at the event.
The medical oxygen tanker finally made it in time to the hospital with 400 Covid-19 patients, as the tired driver was traced parked next to a dhaba, sleeping.
On May 4, the government had imposed a ‘close down’ across the state till May 12. However, the number of Covid-19 cases and related fatalities continued to rise.
While the elephants destroyed the garden of the man, a banana tree that had the sparrow's nest with hatchlings inside it was still standing tall.
The last date for the completion of the first round of counselling and admission for allotment of seats is August 31, and the last date for the commencement of classes for the existing students of the technical courses is September 1.