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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 29 Highlights: IMD issues yellow alert for 23 districts in state

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 29 Highlights: The number of deaths linked to the pandemic in the state breached the 2000-mark Tuesday as 102 more fatalities in the last few days were linked to the pandemic.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: July 30, 2020 8:24:06 am
mumbai rains, thunderstorm mumbai, diwali, mumbai weather update, mumbai news, latest news The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in coastal and interior parts of Karnataka on Wednesday and Thursday. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 29 Highlights: Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Tuesday said that the state is likely to adopt a centralised system in place to classify asymptomatic, symptomatic and mild symptomatic persons.

“Treatment based on the severity of the cases will be recommended using the same,” Sudhakar said.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths linked to the pandemic in the state breached the 2000-mark Tuesday as 102 more fatalities in the last few days were linked to the pandemic. Of the total 2055 deaths so far, 957 are from Bengaluru. The other districts with most deaths to date are Mysuru (123), Dakshina Kannada (116), and Dharwad (109).

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18:37 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Covid-19 Karnataka: 5503 fresh cases, 92 deaths today

As the steep growth rate of fresh cases and fatalities linked to Covid-19 continues in Karnataka, as many as 5503 cases and 92 deaths were reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 2270 more people have been infected in Bengaluru in the last 24 hours while 30 more deaths in the city that took place in the last few days have been linked to the pandemic. The capital city now has 36,224 active cases.

18:36 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Watch | Actor, Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh shares her Covid-19 survivor story

17:50 (IST)29 Jul 2020
IMD issues yellow alert for 23 districts of Karnataka

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in coastal and interior parts of Karnataka on Wednesday and Thursday.

The IMD has issued yellow alerts in 23 districts in the state. The yellow alert is issued to Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Ramanagara, Mysuru, Mandya, Kolar, Kodagu, Hassan, Davanagere, Chitradurga, Chikkamagaluru, Chikkaballapur, Chamarajanagar, Bengaluru city, Bengaluru rural, Ballari, Kalaburagi, Gadag, Dharwad, Bidar, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.

Meanwhile, heavy rain lashed different parts of Dakshina Kannada since Wednesday morning. The IMD has warned that heavy rain of 115.5 mm is likely to lash the coastal Karnataka region.

11:53 (IST)29 Jul 2020
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11:46 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Bengaluru police busts narcotics racket, seizes drugs worth Rs 1.25 crore

The Narcotics Wing of Bengaluru City Police's Central Crime Branch busted a narcotics racket Tuesday night in the city and seized drugs worth Rs 1.25 crore, the police confirmed."The accused worked as a DJ in prominent pubs of Bengaluru and sold drugs to pub hoppers and youngsters.

After a primary investigation, we have found he had obtained the drugs using dark web," Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) said.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao met the press explaining the same on Wednesday.

11:33 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Watch: Three-storey building collapses at Bengaluru’s Majestic, no casualties

A three-storied building located in Bengaluru’s Majestic area collapsed Tuesday night around 10 pm. However, no casualties were reported as the police had evacuated occupants of the building a day ago.

“We had informed the police after cracks were discovered in the building. BBMP officials were also apprised of the situation by the building owner and we were waiting for a date for demolition to take place,” a resident in the neighbourhood said.

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10:44 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Karnataka Government to distribute sarees to women COVID-19 warriors

The Karnataka government will distribute two sarees each to women COVID-19 warriors.

According to Karnataka Handloom and Textile Minister Srimanth Patil, the department will procure six lakh sarees from the weavers and distribute them to women corona warriors.

“ The government has decided to purchase sarees from weavers in the state who are in trouble as they could not sell their products during the lockdown. These sarees will be distributed to Anganwadi workers, Asha workers and women COVID-19 warriors,” Srimanth Patil said.

10:43 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Have recovered, now waiting for doctor’s nod to donate plasma: Karnataka MP Sumalatha

Actor-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh, who tested negative for Covid-19 on July 22, is now waiting for her doctor’s nod to donate plasma.

In an exclusive interview with, the MP from Karnataka’s Mandya Lok Sabha constituency said, “We have to wait for a period of 28 days after recovery and then take an antigen test to determine the level of immunity antibodies. If things fall in place, then I’ll definitely do so.”

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10:42 (IST)29 Jul 2020
IN PIC | Karnataka CM performs groundbreaking ceremony for Bengaluru Lifesciences Park

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Wednesday laid the foundation stone and perfomed the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bengaluru Lifesciences Park at Electronics City.

Equipped with biotechnology infrastructure, the park is planned to span across an area of nine-million square feet. "The Bengaluru Life Sciences Park will come up on a sprawling 52.27 acres at a cost of Rs. 5,000 crore. The project is being set up under a public-private partnership with the government of Karnataka and private entity Labzone Corp. The first phase of the project will be completed by December 2022," Deputy CM Ashwathnarayan CN said.

10:22 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Ban on tourist stay in Kodagu and HD Kote lifted

The Kodagu district administration has lifted a ban on tourists and relaxed the restrictions on the hospitality sector from Wednesday.

According to the order by the Kodagu District Commissioner, resorts, homestays, hotels and lodges in the district can be open for tourists. However, visit to Abbey Falls, Raja Seat, Irpu Falls and other tourist spots is banned.

Tourism activities were banned in the hilly district during the lockdown imposed for curbing the spread of Covid-19. “Visitors from other districts should not travel to any place in the district without proper reason. Visitors from other states and foreign countries shall have to be in quarantine for 14 days compulsorily. The tourists can stay only in the registered homestays,” DC said in the order.

Meanwhile, the Mysuru district administration lifted the ban on tourists visiting HD Kote and surrounding areas. Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar said that restrictions on tourists visiting HD Kote and surrounding areas have been withdrawn, with effect from July 24.

09:39 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Zoo Authority of Karnataka to launch app for online animal adoption

The Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) is set to launch a mobile phone application ‘Zoos of Karnataka’ on Wednesday.

According to ZAK, the application will enable the people to contribute for conservation education, rescue, relief and rehabilitation of wild animals. The titular head of the erstwhile Mysore Royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar will dedicate the app online, at 11 am in Mysuru, on the occasion of World Tiger Day. Karnataka Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology Anand Singh will also be present at the virtual event.

“The app will be useful in online animal adoption and donations to all nine zoos of Karnataka, for any amount starting from Rs 50,” B P Ravi, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, said.

09:36 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Families should clamp down helmet-less, triples-riding on two-wheelers: Bengaluru Police Commissioner

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao Wednesday urged families to clamp down helmet-less and triples-riding on two-wheelers observed more due to low traffic enforcement in the city due to the pandemic.

"Two wheeler accidents have risen with head injuries and death. Enforcement was lowered due to Corona. Now family members must clamp helmet less and triple riding Who are the ultimate loosers? We see careless moment into Tragic losses..," he tweeted.

08:48 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Karnataka: Nagarahole Tiger Reserve has over 11 tigers per 100 km, study finds

A recent study report issued by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change indicated that Nagarahole Tiger Reserve houses over 126 adult tigers within the protected area spanning across 644 square kilometres.

This indicates that 11.82 tigers roam around in the forests of Nagarahole considering each 100 kilometre-area. The findings were stated in the 'Status of Tiger co-predators & prey in India' report released by Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday.

“Karnataka is a land of rich biodiversity and with our National Parks and Tiger Reserves, we are a proud home to the second largest tiger population in India,” CM Yediyurappa said.

08:29 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Karnataka: 102 new deaths, toll crosses 2000

The number of deaths linked to the pandemic in Karnataka breached the 2000-mark Tuesday as 102 more fatalities in the last few days were linked to the pandemic. Of the total 2055 deaths so far, 957 are from Bengaluru. The other districts with most deaths to date are Mysuru (123), Dakshina Kannada (116), and Dharwad (109).

08:29 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Karnataka: Savadi's absence in govt's first anniversary celebrations leave partymen worried

After internal fissures in ruling Congress led to uncertainty in Rajasthan, any move from ‘unhappy’ leaders in other states seems to be creating nervousness in political circles. The absence of Karnataka Deputy CM Laxman Savadi from the first anniversary celebrations of the B S Yediyurappa government on Monday has, thus, left many in the party a little worried. While Savadi was expected to deliver a speech at the celebratory event, he was in Delhi, apparently to meet a senior central BJP leader.

Yediyurappa is said to still enjoy the trust of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but rebels in the state unit do not miss any opportunity to get their voices heard by the national leadership.

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08:28 (IST)29 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: 1898 fresh cases, 12,325 active containment zones

As the number of fresh Covid-19 cases and fatalities linked to the pandemic surge in Bengaluru, the capital city alone reported 1898 new cases while the same was 5536 across Karnataka on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 12,325.

The health department also attributed 40 more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Tuesday.

With this, 957 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city.

08:28 (IST)29 Jul 2020
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Karnataka coronavirus cases, Karnataka covid cases, Bengaluru covid cases, covid cases Karnataka, India news, Indian Express As per the statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru has seen a jump of over eight folds since the beginning of July. Express Photo/Ralph Alex Arakal

Meanwhile, as Bengaluru continues to be the worst hit in Karnataka due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, doctors point out several reasons for the continuing trend — delay in patients seeking medical treatment, difficulty to procure drugs for Covid-19 treatment, and staff shortage among others.

READ | Shortage of drug, lack of manpower add to Bengaluru’s Covid-19 challenge

At the same time, in a bid to keep the coronavirus at bay, the temperature of air conditioning units at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has been set higher by 2 degrees than usual.

READ | Covid-19: AC temperature set two degrees higher than usual at Bengaluru airport

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