Beneficiaries wait to receive a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital amid fear of spread of 'Omicron variant' in Bengaluru. (PTI)
A 34-year-old man Sunday was detected with the Omicron variant of the Covid-19, taking the total count of Omicron in Karnataka to three. “A 34-year-old male returning from South Africa has tested positive. He is isolated and being treated in a govt hospital” Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said.
Karnataka’s Covid tally crossed the 30 lakh mark with 320 fresh Covid-19 cases whereas two deaths took the cumulative fatalities to 38,257, the health department said on Saturday. The state also achieved another feat of over eight crore vaccinations including first and second dose with 2,80,534 vaccinations on Saturday, PTI reported.
Mangaluru: A jockey rides his buffaloes at the slush track during Kambala competition in Moodabidri on the outskirts of Mangaluru city, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)
The Karnataka government has decided to allow travellers testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival at airports in the state to be admitted to private hospitals at their own cost instead of the existing policy where they were admitted in a government facility for treatment. A circular issued by the state health commissioner on Friday said passengers arriving from countries classified as being ‘at-risk countries’ – following the discovery of the Omicron variant of the Covid 19 virus – and testing positive at the airport “can also opt for isolation, treatment and Covid management facilities at notified private health care facilities”. The admission in private facilities “would be with the condition that the prescribed cost shall be entirely borne” by the passengers, the circular has stated.
The Karnataka Legislative Council polls held Friday recorded an above 99 per cent voter turnout till 4 pm, the state election commission informed. The biennial election to Karnataka Legislative Council’s 25 seats from 20 Local Authorities’ Constituencies began at 8 am and ended at 4 pm. The results will be declared on December 14. The Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in a statement said, “The polling process concluded peacefully across the state.”
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the Bengaluru unit of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is organising an exhibition from December 13-19, highlighting its contributions to the nation’s growth in the field of defence electronics and allied areas. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. The exhibition will provide a first-hand glimpse of various iconic and marquee products manufactured by BEL for use by the country’s defence forces. Open to students and the public, the exhibition will be conducted by strictly adhering to all Covid protocols.
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