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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 22 Highlights: KR Market, Siddapura, VV Puram, Kalassipalya wards to be under lockdown

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 22 Highlights: While the total tally and the death toll in Karnataka was 7000 and 86 respectively on June 14, the same rose to 9150 and 137 on June 21, as per the statistics shared by the Karnataka Health Department.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 23, 2020 8:27:11 am
sy cabinet expansion, b s yeddyurappa, karnataka government expansion, bjp karnataka government bsy, indian express news Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 22 Highlights: In the wake of Bengaluru city witnessing a sudden spike in the number of fresh Covid-19 caes and fatalities in the past week, Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa has directed officials to implement “stringent lockdown measures” in several areas of Bengaluru.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus June 22 Highlights: Even as the Centre asked all states to replicate the best practices implemented by Karnataka to contain the pandemic, the State witnessed an addition of 2150 cases and 51 deaths in the past week.

While the total tally and the death toll was 7000 and 86 respectively on June 14, the same rose to 9150 and 137 on June 21, as per the statistics shared by the Karnataka Health Department.

During the same time, Bengaluru’s death toll doubled from 32 to 64 as well.

Meanwhile, top government officers in charge of Bengaluru city late evening on Sunday to review strategy in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The meeting was held in the wake of Bengaluru witnessing a sudden spike in fresh cases and fatalities since June 1.

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20:32 (IST)22 Jun 2020
142 new containment zones in Bengaluru

As many as 142 more containment zones in Bengaluru were enlisted as 'active' by the local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday after 322 fresh cases and 6 fatalities were reported in the last couple of days.

According to statistics shared by the BBMP Covid-19 War Room, a total of 440 containment zones are active in the city, as on Monday.

Since the first case of coronavirus in Karnataka was confirmed in the city on March 9, 1398 people have tested positive in Bengaluru to date of which 67 people succumbed to the infection.

As many as 919 cases are active in the Karnataka capital, as on June 22.

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20:07 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Enforced Home Quarantine strictly, avoid stigma: BBMP advises RWAs

As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Bengaluru continues to increase day by day, the city's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Monday advised residents welfare associations (RWAs) to strictly enforce Home Quarantine (HQ) process among incoming residents from other states.

In an advisory issued by BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar, RWAs were directed to be on the lookout for any visitors or members of houses who are returning to their respective areas. 'RWAs should report these cases to BBMP helpline or police control room or via WhatsApp/Telegram at 91 9777777684,' the advisory read.

19:59 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Bike stunt turns fatal, three students die as two-wheelers collide

Three youngsters, including two minors, died in a road accident allegedly while performing stunts with their two-wheelers in Bengaluru.

According to the Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) officials, the incident took place during the early hours on Sunday on Ballari Road.

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19:18 (IST)22 Jun 2020
249 fresh cases, 5 deaths in Karnataka today

New cases: 249
Total cases: 9399
Discharges: 5730 (111 today)
Deaths: 142 (5 today)
Active cases: 3523

Fatality Rate: 1.51%
Recovery Rate: 60.96%

19:09 (IST)22 Jun 2020
IN PICS| BMTC employees attend health checkup
18:50 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Karnataka's COVID-19 in-charge Minister's dad tests positive

Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar who is also in charge of managing pandemic-related affairs in the state confirmed on Monday that his father tested positive for COVID-19.

"My father's COVID19 test has come out positive. Anxiously waiting for reports of other family members. Praying for speedy recovery of my father," he tweeted confirming the same.

The patient, who is 82 years old, is now being treated at a designated facility.

18:31 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Karnataka: Department of Public Instruction issues SOP for SSLC students

In a bid to ensure social distancing measures and safety to around 8.5 lakh students expected to attend SSLC exams from Thursday, the Karnataka Department of Public Instruction issued detailed gudelines to students, parents and invigilators on Monday.

While students are advised to reach exam centres 90 minutes before the scheduled starting time, sanitising hands and wearing masks is mandatory before the health checkup and also throughout the exam time. 'Don't shake hands, touch or hug fellow students. Students should also refrain from exchanging items,' the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) mentioned.

At the same time, invigilators have been directed to report signs of ill-health exhibited by any student during the examination period. 'In such cases, the student should be taken to the health check-up counter (set up in all exam centres) for further management by the health staff,' the order read. 

Futher, parents have been requested not to stay near the examination centre in groups while the exam takes place. 'Parents are requested to kindly leave after the ward enters the Examination Centre,' the advisory mentioned.

17:40 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Karnataka Legislative Council elections: 7 new members elected unanimously

Days after the Election Commission of India validated the nominations of seven candidates from different parties in Karnataka, all of them were unanimously elected to the State Legislative Council on Monday.

The newly elected MLCs are:

  • Govinda Raju (Janata Dal - Secular)
  • Naseer Ahmed (Indian National Congress)
  • MTB Nagaraj (Bharatiya Janata Party)
  • Prathap Simha Nayak K (Bharatiya Janata Party)
  • R Shankar (Bharatiya Janata Party)
  • Sunil Vallyapur (Bharatiya Janata Party)
  • B K Hariprasad (Indian National Congress)

The elections were held to replace 7 members of the Karnataka Legislative Council whose term is to end on June 30.

16:49 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Karnataka may have up to 25,000 active cases by Aug: COVID War Room chief

Active coronavirus cases in Karnataka may reach around 25,000 by August 15 if the state maintains the current compounded daily growth rate of 4 per cent, a senior government official said on Monday while stressing the need to stick to social distancing and wearing masks to contain the spread of the virus.

The projections are so sensitive that if the daily growth rate is at 3 per cent then active numbers can reach 17,000 but if it is at 4 per cent then the state could see around 25,000 cases in about 50-60 days, Munish Moudgil, chief of Karnataka COVID-19 War Room, said in a statement.

14:13 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Bengaluru: Stringent lockdown in several areas as Covid-19 cases witness sudden spike

In the wake of Bengaluru city witnessing a sudden spike in the number of fresh Covid-19 caes and fatalities in the past week, Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa has directed officials to implement "stringent lockdown measures" in several areas of Bengaluru.

"Stringent lockdown to be in place in areas like KR Market, Siddapura, VVPuram, Kalasipalya, and surrounding areas. Adjoining streets of positive cases' residences also will be sealed," Karnataka CM Yediyurappa said after a meeting with top government officers in Bengaluru on Monday. He added that these areas had clusters that reported a big number of cases in the past few days.

While the total tally in the city on June 14 was 690, the same rose to 1272 on June 21, as per the statistics shared by the Karnataka Health Department. During the same time, Bengaluru’s death toll doubled from 32 to 64 as well.

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12:57 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Bengaluru: Cyber cafes, photocopy shops near SSLC exam centres to be shut

All cyber cafes and photocopy shops within the radius of 200 metres next to SSLC exam centres in Bengaluru will remain shut from June 25 to July 3, to avoid untoward incidents of paper leaks.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao has issued a prohibitory order mentioning the same apart from invoking section 144 of the CrPc in these areas.

As many as 8,48,192 students have registered for the examination.

Also read | Students from containment zones not to appear in Karnataka SSLC: Education Minister

12:28 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Karnataka bishop, healing oil makers board flight from Johannesburg post lockdown

A terminally-ill bishop from Karnataka stuck here amid the COVID-19 lockdown and longing to go back home was among 336 passengers and four infants who left for India in a charted Ethiopian Airlines flight on Sunday.

The passengers also included an eight-member Christian group from Goa visiting South Africa on a religious seminar but having landed in jail and another 15-member group of Hakki Pikki tribe of traditional healing oil makers from Karnataka.

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11:58 (IST)22 Jun 2020
BBMP identifies new containment zone in Anandapuram, area sealed

Soon after a resident tested positive for coronavirus in Anandapuram area in KR Market ward, BBMP officials began process of sealing down the area, identifying it as a containment zone.

The process was coordinated by MLA Zameer Ahmed, BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar and others. As on Sunday, Bengaluru has 298 containment zones within city limits.

10:56 (IST)22 Jun 2020
518 private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

In a bid to ensure more beds for asymptomatic patients and to relieve Covid-19-designated government hospitals, the Karnataka health department has notified 518 private hospitals to take in patients referred by the government.

All treatment protocols as laid down by the government will be followed by the private hospitals. The hospitals will be paid the appropriate package rate for COVID 19 management, an order issued on Saturday mentioned.

Among these hospitals and medical colleges emplanned under the Ayushman Bharat – Arogya Karnataka (ABARK) scheme, 44 are in capital city Bengaluru alone. However, the government is yet to fix rates for Covid-19 treatment in these hospitals.

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09:59 (IST)22 Jun 2020
IN PICS| Top Bengaluru officials meet to review Covid strategy

Top government officers in charge of Bengaluru city late evening on Sunday to review strategy in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The meeting was held in the wake of Bengaluru witnessing a sudden spike in fresh cases and fatalities since June 1. BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar, Special officer, BBMP COVID-19 war room Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, and others were present for the meeting held at Jain College.

09:43 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Stay Home: Police Commissioner instructs personnel above 55 years' age

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao has instructed police personnel aged over 55 years to remain at home following a rise in COVID-19 cases in the force.

The Commissioner has urged them to avail of the services of Home Guards and remain within the city.

Rao further directed the police personnel to maintain social distancing, wear masks, and gloves while receiving complaints from the public and should refrain from arresting the accused unless it is inevitable.

08:55 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Confused on home quarantine rules? This govt helpline might be of use

In the wake of quarantine-related rules being revised on a frequent manner, the Karnataka government began operating an exclusive helpline for those advised to be in home quarantine residing in BBMP, Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts.

Here are the helpline numbers which works 24x7:

Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684
Voice call - 080 45451111

08:49 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Bengaluru now has 298 active containment zones

Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Monday has notified a total of 298 active containment zones within city limits, as on Sunday.

As many as 196 fresh cases and five deaths were reported from the city on Sunday as the total rose to 1272. With the highest fatality rate of 5.03 per cent among districts in the state, Bengaluru has lost 64 lives to the pandemic so far.

08:29 (IST)22 Jun 2020
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Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, lockdown 5.0, unlock phase 1 and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

‘Swachhata’: Free haircuts in civic body schools in Ahmedabad A circular said in case school managements collect tuition fees higher than the academic year 2019-20, action will be taken under the provisions of Karnataka Education Act.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has issued a direction to private unaided schools in the state not to increase the tuition fees during 2020-21 academic year.

Read | Karnataka govt asks private unaided schools not to hike fees

At the same time, in a move to enhance passenger and staff safety in Karnataka in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport will now scan outbound baggage with ultraviolet (UV) treatment.

Read | Covid-19 impact: Outbound baggage to get ultraviolet treatment at Bengaluru airport

Watch | Over 5 lakh students attend PU exam in Karnataka

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries/emergencies/clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | 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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