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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 11 Highlights: Dy CM, Medical Education Minister apprise PM on state Covid-19 situation

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 11 Highlights: The Karnataka government also asked the Centre to release in advance Rs 395 crore under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 12, 2020 8:29:57 am
Modi, Karnataka, COVID-19Ministers from Karnataka Monday apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 situation in the state. Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan, Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar took part in the video conference on behalf of CM Yediyurappa.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 11 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for special assistance of Rs 4,000 crore due to repeated floods and the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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Revenue Minister R Ashoka and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai who attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference regarding the flood situation in several parts of the country on Monday pitched for the special assistance to the state.

“We have asked for Rs 4,000 crore to be given as special additional assistance outside the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) norms due to the floods and Covid-19 pandemic,” Bommai said after the video conference with Modi.

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17:40 (IST)11 Aug 2020
'Karnataka's focus to reduce Covid-19 deaths'

Explaining a revised strategy being implemented in Karnataka, the team of ministers and officials from the state said, "We are focusing on reducing the number of deaths. Towards this end, we have increased testing, decreased delays between collection of samples, and uploading of results, reduced shifting time from home to hospital."

The team led by Medical Education Minister Sudhakar, Deputy Chief Minister Ashwathnarayan CN and top government officials were speaking in a meeting held with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assess the pandemic situation on Tuesday.

17:28 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Kodagu landslide: Body of Talacauvery temple chief priest recovered

Five-days after the massive landslide at Talacauvery, National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) personnel recovered the body of Narayanachar (70), the chief priest at Talacauvery temple in Kodagu district.

The body of Swami Anandatheertha (76), one of the five people missing in the landslide at Talacauvery in Kodagu district was found on Saturday afternoon. On August 5 night, a massive landslide swept away two houses belonging to the temple priest.

Five people residing in the house, including the chief priest of Talacauvery temple, Narayana Achar (70), his wife Shantha (70), brother Ananda Theertha Swami (87) and two assistants, Ravi Kiran (26) and Srinivas (30) are missing.

17:27 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka Health Minister who tested Covid-19 positive 'cheerful, stable': Hospital

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday is cheerful and stable, a bulletin from state-run Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital issued on Tuesday read.

"He is cheerful, all vitals are stable and he is being intensively monitored," the statement issued by the Director-cum-Dean of the Hospital read.

Sriramulu had himself admitted to the state-run hospital in Bengaluru, contrary to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and leader of opposition Siddaramaiah, who got admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after contracting the virus last week.

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17:14 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka collects Rs 6.65 crore as penalty for violating Covid-19 norms

Karnataka has collected Rs 6.65 crore to date from violators for not wearing masks and not following social distancing norms in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

'Further, 5.7 lakh people were warned for violating home quarantine, 5821 FIRs were filed, and 3246 repeated violators were moved to Institution Quarantine,' Medical Education Minister Sudhakar told Prime Minister Modi in a video conference held on Tuesday.

He added that more than 12,000 violators were arrested and 1,12,000 vehicles had been seized till date.

16:24 (IST)11 Aug 2020
COVID-19: ISKCON Bengaluru virtual celebration of Krishna Janmashtami

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ISKCON Bengaluru temple at Mahalaxmi layout has planned a digital celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami on Tuesday and Wednesday, without public participation.

ISKCON Bengaluru virtual celebration of Janmashtami is titled ‘Swagatam Krishna’, a series of cultural and devotional events to be telecasted live through ISKCON Bangalore’s social media channels according to an ISKCON Spokesperson.

“Nearly 20 hours of programmes to be webcast on ISKCON-Bengaluru official YouTube channel on the two days of Sri Krishna Janmashtami,” the ISKCON Spokesperson said.

15:19 (IST)11 Aug 2020
‘Her presence is important’: Karnataka businessman installs late wife’s statue in their ‘dream home’

A businessman from Koppal district in Karnataka installed a life-size statue of his late wife at his newly-constructed home. On August 8, guests who attended the housewarming ceremony of Srinivas Murthy were surprised to see Madhavi, his late wife who died in a car crash in 2017, seated in the drawing-room.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Murthy said, “The house which was constructed is my wife’s plan and it was her dream to construct a house. But unfortunately, she passed away in a car accident.”

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13:48 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Bengaluru: Nearly 18% of missing Covid-19 patients remain untraceable

Nearly 18 per cent of 4,327 people who were untraceable since testing positive for coronavirus in Bengaluru between July 25 and August 7 continue to remain untraced on account of wrong contact details provided at the time of Covid-19 tests in Bengaluru, a probe by the city police and the city corporation has revealed.

Following a surge in Covid-19 cases since June 27, officials in the city of Bengaluru have been up against the problem of a large number of persons who test positive not being accounted for in the healthcare system in the city — with over 10,000 patients reportedly untraced in the last week of July when cases reached 29,090 from 4,555 in a span of 23 days.

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13:32 (IST)11 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Dy CM, Medical Education Minister apprise PM on Karnataka Covid-19 situation

Ministers from Karnataka Monday apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 situation in the state.Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan, Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar took part in the video conference on behalf of CM Yediyurappa.

The Karnataka CM is in home-isolation after recovering from coronavirus infection in Bengaluru. He was discharged after spending over a week in hospital on Monday.

12:03 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka govt issues revised guidelines for home isolation of COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 patients under home isolation will stand discharged after 10 days of symptom onset or date of sampling, and no fever for three days, as per the revised guidelines for home care issued by the government of Karnataka. Thereafter, the patient shall be advised to isolate at home and self-monitor their health for further 7 days, it said adding there is no need for testing after the isolation period is over.

The state government in a circular on Monday said, in view of evolving situation of COVID-19 in the state and recent revision of guidelines from Government of lndia, the revised guidelines for home isolation of COVID-19 cases are issued. According to the guidelines, only those who are asymptomatic or mild symptomatic shall be allowed to be in home care. Health team from district health authority or authorised private institution or agency shall visit the house and assess the suitability of house for home isolation and also do medical triage of the person, it said, alternatively, telephonic medical triage shall be done through an empanelled agency.

Dedicated tele-monitoring link shall be established for daily follow-up of the person during the entire period of home isolation or home care, it added. Noting that the person shall be clinically assigned as asymptomatic or mild case through telephonic triage or by the health staff, medical officer, the guideline said, such cases should have the requisite facility at their residence for self-isolation and for quarantining the family contacts. A caregiver should be available to provide care on a 24 x 7 basis, and a regular communication link between the caregiver and hospital is a pre-requisite for the entire duration of home isolation, it added.

Elderly patients aged more than 60 years and those with co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung, liver, kidney disease etc shall be allowed home isolation only after proper clinical evaluation. It further said home isolation shall not be applicable for pregnant women 2 weeks before the expected date of delivery (EDD), however it shall be allowed for lactating mothers after clinical evaluation by a medical officer or family doctor.

On the management of waste for those under home isolation, it said the used facemasks, gloves, toiletries or swabs contaminated with blood or body fluids of COVID-19 patients, including used syringes, if any generated should be treated as biomedical waste and collected in separate yellow bag. These yellow bags should be handed over to authorized waste collectors or deposited at designated deposition centres. Masks and gloves used by caregivers and other family members shall be kept in a paper bag for a minimum of 72 hours prior to its disposal as general waste after cutting the same to prevent reuse, it added.

11:47 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Two Nigerian drug peddlers arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch arrested two drug peddlers in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The CCB police recovered 14.5 grams of cocaine worth Rs 3 lakhs from them during a raid by the Anti-Narcotics Wing in Agrahara area of Sampigehalli in Bengaluru.

Sandeep Patil, Joint commissioner of police, Crime, said that the arrested two Nigerian nationals were on a business visa.

10:35 (IST)11 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Covid Care Centre set up for police and frontline warriors in Ballari

Ballari district police in Karnataka has set up a dedicated Covid Care Centre for the Police in the district and frontline warriors for Covid 19 treatment.

10:31 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Modi to hold videoconference with CMs of 10 states at 11 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a videoconference with the chief ministers of 10 states at 11 am to take stock of the Covid-19 situation. The states include Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

10:13 (IST)11 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Bengaluru railway stations get foot-operated handwash kiosks

The South Western Railway (SWR) has installed foot-operated handwash kiosks in KSR Bengaluru and Yesvantpur railway stations in the city.

“This is in continuation to our efforts to ensure passenger-friendly and contactless experiences, especially in times of the coronavirus pandemic,” SWR officials said.

09:46 (IST)11 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Karnataka Businessman install silicone statue of wife at newly-constructed home

Srinivas Murthy, a businessman from Koppal in Karnataka installed a silicone statue of his wife at his newly-constructed home. His wife Madhavi died in a car accident in July 2017. Statue was built inside the living room with the help of architect Mahesh Rangannadavaru.

09:40 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Covid-19 recovery rate improving steadily, Medical Education Minister claims

Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Monday claimed that the state’s Covid-19 recovery rate is “improving steadily.”

He explained, “As of today, the recovery rate in Karnataka stands at 54.36%. So far we conducted 17,29,067 tests across 100 labs in state.”

However, statistics released by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services indicated a considerable drop in the total number of tests conducted on Monday.

While only 32,985 samples were tested on Monday, the same was 42,458 on August 4. The health department is yet to issue a clarification on this.

08:24 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Covid-19 testing from 10 am to 5 pm daily in South Bengaluru: BBMP

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to conduct Covid-19 tests in the southern zone of Bengaluru for seven hours every day until the situation improves in the zone.

"The tests will be conducted daily from 10 am to 5 pm for people with symptoms until the Covid situation comes under control," the BBMP said in a statement. The residents of Bengaluru South can call the southern zone helpline (8431816718) for details about the testing centres near to their homes.

08:21 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka PUC 2nd year supplementary exams 2020 from September 7, check date sheet

The Department of Pre-University Education has released the exam timetable for the supplementary exams. The supplementary exams will be held for students who could not clear class 12 in the first attempt. Those who failed in one or two subjects can appear for supplementary exams.

Beginning from September 7, the PUC II supplementary exams will end on September 18. The supplementary exams 2020 will be held in two shifts to ensure social distancing. The morning shift will be held from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm while the afternoon shift will be held from 2:15 pm to 5:30 pm.

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08:19 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka asks Rs 4,000 crore for special assistance from Centre

The Karnataka government on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for special assistance of Rs 4,000 crore due to the repeated floods and the Covid-19 pandemic in the state. Revenue Minister R Ashoka and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai who attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference regarding the flood situation in several parts of the country on Monday pitched for the special assistance to the state.

“We have asked for Rs 4,000 crore to be given as special additional assistance outside the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) norms due to the floods and Covid-19 pandemic”, Bommai said after the video conference with Modi.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government also asked the Centre to release in advance Rs 395 crore under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). According to the Home minister, at present, 56 taluks and 895 villages have been affected by floods.

“As per a preliminary assessment, about 3,000 homes have been damaged and there are crop losses on 80,000 hectares. There’s damage on 3,500 km of roads, including landslides. Also, there’s damage to 393 buildings, 250 bridges have collapsed and 104 minor irrigation tanks have been breached,” Bommai added.

08:18 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka SSLC result: 100% scorers up even as pass percentage dips, board says proud of holding exams

Even as the number of students clearing the Karnataka SSLC has declined as compared to last year, KSEEB in an official statement said, “The board owns the pride of conducting the exams successfully”. This is because Karnataka is among the few states to have conducted the board exams despite the pandemic.

“This year’s exam was a challenging job not only for students but also for the government and board. Apart from maintaining the sanctity and confidentiality of exams, winning the confidence of parents and ensuring the health of students was a challenge,” Karnataka Board said in an official statement.

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08:17 (IST)11 Aug 2020
Karnataka reports 4,267 COVID-19 cases

Karnataka on Monday reported 4,267 new COVID-19 cases across the State. 114 COVID-19 deaths were reported and 5,218 people were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus.

The total tally reached 1,82,354 cases and 3,312 COVID-19 deaths in the state.

According to the health department, 79,908 active COVID-19 cases are undergoing treatment across the State.

Bengaluru urban reported the highest COVID-19 cases in the State with 1,243 cases, Mysuru (374), Ballari (253), Davanagere (225), Kalaburagi (196), Raichur (165), Dharwad (157), Bagalkote (147), Dakshina Kannada (146), Vijayapura (139), Hassan (126), Koppala (110), Kolar (100) and Udupi (90).

Kodagu, Kodagu Rain, Red Alert, Karnataka Rain Paddy field flooded after water level in Cauvery river rises due to persistent rainfall in Kodagu. Express Photo/Darshan Devaiah BP

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government also asked the Centre to release in advance Rs 395 crore under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). According to the Home Minister, at present, 56 taluks and 895 villages have been affected by floods.

“As per a preliminary assessment, about 3,000 homes have been damaged and there are crop losses on 80,000 hectares. There’s damage on 3,500 km of roads, including landslides. Also, there’s damage to 393 buildings, 250 bridges have collapsed and 104 minor irrigation tanks have been breached,” Bommai added.

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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