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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 23 Highlights: SSB candidates exempted from mandatory 14-day home quarantine

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 23 Highlights: The Kerala government Wednesday decided to impose home quarantine for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) candidates and families after the exam scheduled to be held on July 30 and 31.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 24, 2020 8:24:44 am
GSSSB recruitment 2018, Gujarat GSSSB recruitment, GSSSB vacancies, GSSSB vacant posts, gsssb.gujarat.gov.in ‘SSB candidates attending the interview at Selection Center South, Bengaluru, are exempted from the 14 days Home-quarantine rule, subjected to certain conditions,’ Capt. Manivannan, in-charge nodal officer for task team on home-quarantine confirmed in a tweet. (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 23 Highlights: Responding to Bengaluru City Police Commissioner’s call for civil police wardens in the city, over 16,000 people have joined the force, as on Wednesday.

Of these, most volunteers are deployed at check-posts and for police station works, Isha Pant, DCP, Command Centre said.

View Gallery | Bengaluru streets near to empty during week-long lockdown, commercial establishments shut

Further, others accompany policemen for night patrolling exercise too.

Meanwhile, the Kerala government Wednesday decided to impose home quarantine for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) candidates and families after the exam scheduled to be held on July 30 and 31.

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17:49 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'Lake Man’ Kamegowda tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka farmer Kamegowda, whom Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently praised for digging 16 ponds around his village to conserve water in Mandya district has tested COVID-19 positive.

Kamegowda lives in Dasanadoddi village of Malvalli taluk in the district is admitted to the Mandya Medical College Hospital for a wound in his right leg. According to the health department officials they are yet to find out how he contracted the virus.

17:48 (IST)23 Jul 2020
IN PICS | Bengaluru airport processes ornamental fish consignment from Thailand

The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) processed a consignment of 24,200 ornamental fish recently.

According to Bengaluru International Airport Limited officials, the consignment arrived at from Thailand through DHL Express on AeroLogic freighter.

"Handled by Menzies Aviation Bobba Bengaluru Cargo Terminal, this consignment was then transported to Kozhikode, Kerala with approvals from Indian Customs and the Animal Quarantine Services, Bengaluru," an official spokesperson of BIAL said.

The varieties included Betta Splendens (Fighting Fish) and Flower Horn Fish.

16:39 (IST)23 Jul 2020
IN PICS | Karnataka forest department officials rescue elephant calf

A one-day-old elephant calf which fell into a pit on Wednesday in a coffee estate near Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in Srimangala, Virajpet taluk of Kodagu district was rescued and reunited with the mother elephant by Karnataka forest department officials.

15:40 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Karnataka: Congress demands judicial enquiry over alleged misappropriation of Covid-19 funds

Leaders of the Congress party in Karnataka Thursday demanded a judicial enquiry into an alleged misappropriation of funds by the BJP-led state government, used for procuring equipment Covid-19 equipment.

“Misappropriation by @CMofKarnataka & his ministers is more than ₹2,000 Cr. Inhumane act at a time of pandemic distress,” Leader of Opposition and former CM Siddaramaiah tweeted.

He added, “There should a judicial enquiry by a sitting high court judge and there should a discussion in the assembly.”

13:24 (IST)23 Jul 2020
SSB candidates attending interview in Bengaluru exempted from quarantine

Responding to numerous requests made online by candidates attending the Service Selection Board in Bengaluru, the state government Thursday announced that they will be exempted from the mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

'SSB candidates attending the interview at Selection Center South, Bengaluru, are exempted from the 14 days Home-quarantine rule, subjected to certain conditions,' Capt. Manivannan, in-charge nodal officer for task team on home-quarantine confirmed in a tweet.

However, he clarified that the same will be in place for those arriving in Bengaluru only.

12:42 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: BBMP chief briefs KAS officers in-charge of Covid-19 responsibilities

Karnataka Administrative Services (KAS) officers in charge of constituency-level Covid-19 duties were briefed about their reponsibilities by the Bruhat Bengaluru Manhanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner in the city on Thursday.

According to BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad, discussions were held with the officers on various issues such as arranging ambulances to be used for shifting patients, enhancing contact tracing and enforce set guidelines in containment zones.

Further, the officers were directed to ensure home isolation norms are followed and to quickly shift bodies of Covid victims for cremation or burial.

The officers have aloso been asked to set up divisional control rooms and booth-level teams immediately to ensure various measures in place to contain the pandemic are enforced.

11:29 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Watch: Outraged over Covid patient’s death, relatives set ambulance on fire in Karnataka

Outraged over the death of a coronavirus patient, relatives of the family set an ambulance on fire at Belagavi Institute of Medical Science and Hospital (BIMS) hospital in Karnataka’s Belagavi district on Wednesday night.

The relatives of the 55-year-old man, who passed away on Wednesday, also gathered and pelted stones at the hospital building.

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08:24 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Karnataka plans to link oxygen pipelines to govt medical colleges, regulate Remdesivir supply

Responding to the demand for adequate oxygen supply for patients seeking Covid-19 treatment, the Karnataka government has decided to link oxygen pipelines to over 4,000 beds in medical colleges.

According to the state’s Covid-19 task force, oxygen pipelines will be connected to 4,736 beds in 17 Government medical colleges which would enable high flow oxygen for the beds, adding that it would be beneficial for future uses as well.

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08:24 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Karnataka reports 4,764 COVID-19 positive cases; omits patient details in daily bulletin

Karnataka reported 4,764 positive COVID 19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 75,833 cases. The day also witnessed 1,780 recoveries and 55 deaths.

“Out of the total positive cases, 27,239 patients have been discharged and 1,519 deaths have occurred. Presently, 47,069 cases continue to be active and 618 among this are undergoing treatment in ICU,” the Karnataka health department bulletin stated.

Bengaluru reported 2050 cases followed by Udupi reported 281 cases, Belagavi 219 cases, Kalaburagi 175 cases and Dakshina Kannada 162 cases. Till date, 11,12,874 samples have been tested and 10,02,045 have turned negative, according to the health department

Meanwhile, the state Health and Family Welfare Department omitted patient details from the daily health bulletin on Wednesday.

08:22 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: 2050 fresh cases, 9815 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 2050 new cases while the same was 4764 in Karnataka on Wednesday.

At the same time, the positivity rate in the city rose to 15.38 per cent, while 8397 tests were done in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 9815.

The health department also attributed 15 more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Wednesday. With this, 735 Covid-19 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city.

08:22 (IST)23 Jul 2020
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According to the state’s Covid-19 task force, oxygen pipelines will be connected to 4,736 beds in 17 Government medical colleges. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav

Meanwhile, responding to the demand for adequate oxygen supply for patients seeking Covid-19 treatment, the Karnataka government has decided to link oxygen pipelines to over 4,000 beds in medical colleges.

READ | Amid Covid-19, Karnataka plans to link oxygen pipelines to govt medical colleges

At the same time, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Wednesday announced yellow alert for several districts in Karnataka, in the view of forecasting heavy rains.

A yellow alert has been sounded for Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, and Kodagu districts on July 23 and 24.

Further, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada have been put on yellow alert from July 24 to 26.

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