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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 28 Highlights: Free Covid-19 testing across Bengaluru wards, BBMP Commissioner says

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 28 Highlights: As of July 27, the state's case count has reached 1,01,465 of which 61,819 are active cases.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 29, 2020 8:27:09 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 28 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday reported as many as 5,324 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the state’s tally past one lakh-mark. As of July 27, the state’s total tally has reached 1,01,465 of which 61,819 are active cases.

READ | Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: Tally crosses 1 lakh-mark, Bengaluru accounts for nearly 50% of cases

The state registered 75 more Covid-19 fatalities on Monday with Bengaluru Urban reported 26 deaths. The death toll in the state stands in 1953.

Karnataka saw a total of 1,847 discharges on Monday. Meanwhile, according to the health department, 71,268 rapid antigen tests have been conducted in the state.

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17:22 (IST)28 Jul 2020
COVID19: Bengaluru Mayor suggests smell tests for people to enter malls

Bengaluru City Mayor Goutham Kumar on Tuesday suggested conducting a smell test to the people arriving at city malls in addition to the thermal screening and other protocols.

After the BBMP Council meeting, Goutham Kumar said that a smell check can help detect a person who might be infected with COVID-19. “People infected with Covid-19 suffer from loss of smell or taste. If a person can't smell things, they should not be allowed inside the mall,” Mayor Goutham Kumar said.

Kumar said that he is also writing to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Health Minister asking them to make smell tests mandatory at malls.

11:43 (IST)28 Jul 2020
Free Covid-19 testing across wards in Bengaluru, BBMP Commissioner says

The Bengaluru City Police on Tuesday launched an official mascot Chennamma and Veeranna, to create awareness on traffic and law and order. Bengaluru police tweeted pictures of their new mascots.

Earlier in 2017, the department had introduced a mascot “Meesey Thimmaiah” in memory of Late Traffic Cop Thimmaiah who died on duty at GPO Junction now known as "Police Timmaiah" Junction.

10:34 (IST)28 Jul 2020
Free Covid-19 testing across wards: BBMP issues notification

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Tuesday issued a public notification announcing free Covid-19 testing facilities across wards in the city.

"As early detection of coronavirus will help us stop its spread to others, BBMP seeks your cooperation to voluntarily come forward for testing if you have any symptoms," BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad urged.

He added that citizens need not get worried about testing, encouraging people to come forward. "Majority of the people who get tested at early stages recover very fast," he mentioned in the statement.

A total of 2,77,261 tests were conducted within BBMP limits since the pandemic broke out, as per Covid-19 War Room data released on Monday.

Also Read | OTP verification, address proof mandatory for Covid-19 test in Bengaluru

10:19 (IST)28 Jul 2020
Bengaluru civic body asks residents for low-key festival celebrations amid Covid-19

Bengaluru’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued detailed guidelines for celebrating festivals in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Small pujas and celebrations, no allowing visitors, no visiting places of worship, and no outside food are among the restrictions put up by the civic body ahead of the festivals.

The notice from BBMP Commissioner Manjunatha Prasad said coronavirus is spreading “very rapidly” in Karnataka and especially in Bengaluru and hence requested people to keep the festival celebration simple. “This festival season is the riskiest time for the spread of Coronavirus. Therefore please strictly follow the rules in order to stay safe because we are in a very dangerous situation,” Manjunath Prasad said in the order.

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10:02 (IST)28 Jul 2020
KSR Bengaluru railway station gets mask, sanitiser vending machines

The South Western Railway (SWR) on Monday commissioned two vending machines at KSR Bengaluru railway station which offers masks, sanitisers and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to passengers.

“The vending machines have been installed at vantage points for easy access to the passenger. One machine is available on Platform No 1 and the other at the Second Entry to the Station on Platform No 8,” SWR said in a statement.

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09:13 (IST)28 Jul 2020
Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha took out Rs 2,700 crore, shows probe

Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd., the owner of India’s largest coffee chain, has found that its late founder routed 27 billion rupees ($360 million) out of the company through transactions first revealed in a note found after his suicide last year.

V.G. Siddhartha caused subsidiaries of Coffee Day to pay advances to a firm controlled by his family so he could buyback shares held by private equity investors, repay loans and keep up with interest payments on other borrowings, the company said in a filing Friday, disclosing the results of a nearly-year long investigation.

The company will seek to recover the money from Siddhartha’s closely held firm, Mysore Amalgamated Coffee Estates Ltd., as well as 8.4 billion in outstanding obligations disclosed previously, according to the filing.

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08:31 (IST)28 Jul 2020
Christ University starts online classes for UG courses

Christ (Deemed to be University) in Bengaluru has launched online classes for 2020-21 for undergraduate courses starting from Monday.

According to the University, as per the schedule, the students will have orientation classes, introduction to their teachers over the next three days and they will also get access to the e-Library. From July 30, the departments will start the sessions online.

08:26 (IST)28 Jul 2020
India's largest COVID Care Centre opened in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government inaugurated India’s largest Covid Care Centre (CCC) at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in the outskirts of Bengaluru on Monday.

The CCC facility will house 10,100 beds, but on Monday it opened with only 6,500 beds in the first phase. According to the state government, 5,000 beds are reserved for COVID-19 patients while 1,500 beds are for healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19.

The centre has a dedicated power supply line and other security measures like a Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and Fire & Emergency battalion round the clock.

The dining room at the Centre accommodates 350 people while an entertainment section has television and sofas.

08:23 (IST)28 Jul 2020
Karnataka's Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh-mark with 5,324 news cases in a day

Karnataka on Monday reported as many as 5,324 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the state’s tally past one lakh-mark. As of July 27, the state's case count has reached 1,01,465 of which 61,819 are active cases.

The state registered 75 more Covid-19 fatalities on Monday with Bengaluru Urban reported 26 deaths. The death toll in the state stands at 1953.

Karnataka saw a total of 1,847 discharges on Monday. Meanwhile, according to the health department, 71,268 rapid antigen tests have been conducted in the state.

08:21 (IST)28 Jul 2020
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Taking note of a United Nations report on the “significant numbers” of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka, the B S Yediyurappa-led government has sought a report from Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG and IGP) Praveen Sood on the internal security of the state.

READ | UN report on ISIS in Karnataka: Home Ministry seeks report on security from top official

Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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