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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 5 Highlights: Siddaramaiah’s condition is stable, say hospital authorities

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 5 Highlights: Kodagu, Mangaluru, Dharwad and Kalaburagi districts in Karnataka have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC (banning assembly of four or more people).

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 6, 2020 8:10:33 am
Karnataka bypoll results, Karnataka elections results 2019, Karnataka bypoll results 2019, Karnataka elections, Karnataka poll results, Karnataka chunav Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in Manipal hospital in Bengaluru is now stable and has no fever, the hospital said in the statement on Wednesday. (PHOTO BY JYOTHY KARAT)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: In order to avoid any untoward incident on Wednesday, during Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya, prohibitory orders have been imposed in four districts in Karnataka.

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Kodagu, Mangaluru, Dharwad and Kalaburagi districts in Karnataka have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC (banning assembly of four or more people).

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday reviewed the security preparedness in the state with senior home department and police officials.

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“District administrations or Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police depending on the local situation have been given the powers to impose section 144. They can also take decisions regarding banning the sale of liquor,” Bommai said in a statement.

The Home department has asked all Taluk Executive Magistrates or Tahsildars to be present at their respective headquarters for the complete day on Wednesday.

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18:29 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Karnataka minister ST Somashekar tests positive for Covid-19

Karnataka Minister of Co-operation ST Somashekar has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Somashekar is the legislator from Yeshwanthpur in Bengaluru. The minister has been admitted to a private hospital in the city. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Agriculture Minister BC Patil and Congress leader of the Opposition, Siddaramaiah have tested positive for Covid-19 over the last one week.

18:08 (IST)05 Aug 2020
JD(S) MLA G T Devegowda tests positive for Covid-19

JD(S) MLA from ‎Chamundeshwari, G T Devegowda tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and he has isolated at home as per the suggestion by the doctor.

The MLA tweeted that he is asymptomatic and the doctors suggested him for isolation. He also also requested his supporters and the people who worked close to him in the last few days, to be under quarantine.

17:55 (IST)05 Aug 2020
COVID-19: Karnataka Opposition leader Siddaramaiah stable, says hospital

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in Manipal hospital in Bengaluru is now stable and has no fever, the hospital said in the statement on Wednesday.

“Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has no fever and his vital parameters are stable. He has been started on appropriate treatment and is being closely monitored by our experts. His symptoms have improved since admission and is comfortable at present,” Manipal Hospital in the statement.

Siddaramaiah tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to hospital on Monday night after having fever in the morning, his son Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah told reporters on Monday.

Also Read | Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19, days after Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

15:43 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Bengaluru: Minister launches IISc-developed mobile Covid testing lab

Developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), a mobile RT-PCR Covid-19 testing laboratory was launched in the city on Wednesday.

Claimed to be the first ICMR-approved mobile RT-PCR Covid-19 testing laboratory in India, the lab is capable of conducting 9,000 tests per month, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said after inaugurating the facility.

"This is a unique lab having all safety features and is capable of producing 100% accurate results within four hours," he said.

15:40 (IST)05 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Deve Gowda, Shivakumar attend MLA Sathyanarayana's funeral

Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar and other politicians across party lines attended JDS MLA B Sathyanarayana's funeral held on Wednesday.

The 69-year-old legislator of Sira constituency (Tumkur) had succumbed to advanced chronic liver disease late night on Tuesday.

14:46 (IST)05 Aug 2020
IN PICS | KSRTC converts bus into ambulance to help COVID-19 patients

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), converted its bus into an ambulance to help COVID-19 patients.

14:41 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Red alert sounded in Kodagu; extremely heavy rains expected

Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Kodagu district on Wednesday, and many trees and electric poles in the district have fallen over roads.

The India Meteorological Department issued a Red Alert for Kodagu today till tomorrow morning. According to the district commissioner, Madikeri and Napoklu road has been closed due to water overflowing on the road.

In Bhagamandala, the water level in Cauvery is rising by the day, because of which the road connecting to Napoklu has been inundated. Kodagu DC Anies Kanmani Joy has asked the people to contact 1077 or WhatsApp to 8550001077 during rain-related emergencies.

14:22 (IST)05 Aug 2020
IN PIC | KSRTC sets up CCC at Peenya bus station

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister Laxman Savadi inaugurated a Covid Care Centre set up ay Sri Basaveshwara Bus Station in Peenya, Bengaluru.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has dedicated the ground floor and first floor of the bus station premises for the establishment of Covid care center which will be open for admissions from Thursday (August 6), a statement read.

14:00 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Private bus fares hiked by 15 per cent

After a gap of over seven years, the Karnataka government has issued an order notifying an increase in private bus fares in the state by 15 per cent.

Expected to impact lakhs of passengers at a time when most industries are hit due to financial constraints in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, fares for various classes of vehicles operating in different areas has also been fixed.

As per the new rates, the minimum charge is set at Rs 8 for the first two kilometres distance to travel in a private stage carrier bus in cities like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubbali-Dharwad, Belagavi, Mangaluru and others. While the next 2 kilometres will cost Rs 5.7, another Rs 3.5 can be charged for every 2 kilometres subsequent to that, the order (dated July 29) issued by M Sathyavathi, under-secretary to the government, Department of Transport, mentioned.

11:27 (IST)05 Aug 2020
JD(S) to contest in all 243 assembly seats in Bihar

The Janata Dal (Secular) has announced to contest in all the 243 assembly seats in Bihar elections which are due in October-November this year.

Bihar JD(S) state unit chief Haldhar Kant Mishra said that the party supremo Deve Gowda has asked him to expand JD(S)’s base and also to prepare itself for contesting all the constituencies in view of the zeal and enthusiasm shown by party workers and office-bearers.

Deve Gowda announced the decision during a virtual meeting with presidents of party's various cells and office- bearers, he added.

10:17 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Appoint necessary staff to utilise ventilatiors immediately: CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa directed top officials of the government to appoint necessary staff with expertise in field of operating ventilators to enhance Covid-19 treatment in the state.

“The CM directed top government officials to appoint necessary staff like anesthetics, paramedics and nurses who are required to utilise these ventilators immediately,” a statement from the CMO read.

Further, officials have been directed to consider the requests of private hospitals in Bengaluru for ventilators on a temporary basis for COVID purposes and to decide on the terms and conditions.

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09:13 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Ram temple bhoomi pujan: Security beefed up in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru city police have beefed up security across the city in order to avoid any untoward incident on Wednesday, during Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said, “The entire strength of the city police will be deployed on Wednesday for the security.” Kodagu, Mangaluru, Dharwad and Kalaburagi districts in Karnataka have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC (banning assembly of four or more people)

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday reviewed the security preparedness in the state with the senior home department and police officials.

08:18 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Guru Raghavendra Co-op Bank scam: CID police raids loan defaulters

CID officials on Tuesday conducted raids on a few businessmen in 15 spots, including Halasur, Rajajinagar, Jayanagar, Shivajinagar and Sadashivanagar in connection with a case of alleged financial irregularities in Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank.

The Karnataka High Court had handed over the case to CID and it is the first raid they conducted in this connection. Raids were conducted at houses of those who had defrauded the bank by defaulting on loan payments.

Last month, Vasudeva Maiya, the 70-year-old former CEO of Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank, allegedly killed himself by consuming poison in his car.

On January 10, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stopped the bank from doing business with immediate effect, for alleged irregularities in transactions. It also imposed restrictions on lending and limited withdrawals to Rs 35,000. Along with the RBI, the irregularities of the bank are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate, Criminal Investigation Department, and Registrar of Cooperative Societies.

Also Read | Bengaluru co-op bank customers panic as RBI imposes restriction on withdrawals

08:14 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Ram Temple bhoomi pujan: Karnataka govt orders special poojas, prayers in temples during the event

The BJP-led Karnataka government Tuesday has issued a circular asking the temples in the state to conduct special puja and prayers for the success of Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan at Ayodhya on Wednesday.

The circular was issued by the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowment department as per the direction of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Minister for Muzrai, Religious Endowment Kota Srinivas Poojary.

“The temples coming under the Muzrai department and also the private temples to organise the special puja and prayers following the COVID-19 guidelines for the successful Bhoomi Pujan at Ayodhya, and for the completion of the Ram temple and the well being of the people of the country,” order stated.

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08:13 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Bengaluru’s Covid-19 mortality rate lowest among metros, claims Medical Education Minister

Even as 1,134 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in Bengaluru so far, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Tuesday claimed that the city’s mortality rate is the lowest among other metro cities in India.

It is satisfying that the mortality rate in Karnataka and Bengaluru is better compared to other states and metro cities, Sudhakar said.

“Bengaluru records the lowest mortality rate compared to other metros i.e 115 deaths, while the state records 39 deaths per million population. Delhi records five times and Maharashtra three times more than Karnataka in Covid deaths per million population,” he tweeted.

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08:12 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Watch: Yediyurappa, under treatment for Covid-19, in Work From Hospital mode

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, admitted at Manipal hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, was seen reviewing files and working from the hospital.

On Tuesday evening, the Chief Minister’s Office shared a video of Yediyurappa working from the hospital.

The hospital in a statement said that Yediyurappa is stable, cheerful and attending to his activities. “Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa continues to remain stable since his admission and has been responding to treatment. He is cheerful and attending to his activities. He is closely being monitored by an expert panel of doctors,” Manipal Hospital said in the statement on Tuesday evening.

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08:11 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Prohibitory orders imposed in parts of Karnataka ahead of Ram temple bhoomi pujan

In order to avoid any untoward incident on Wednesday during Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya, prohibitory orders have been imposed in four districts in Karnataka. Kodagu, Mangaluru, Dharwad and Kalaburagi districts in Karnataka have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC (banning assembly of four or more people)

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday reviewed the security preparedness in the state with senior home department and police officials.

“District administrations or Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police depending on the local situation have been given the powers to impose section 144. They can also take decisions regarding banning the sale of liquor,” Bommai said in a statement.

The Home department has asked all Taluk Executive Magistrates or Tahsildars to be present at their respective headquarters for the complete day on Wednesday.

08:10 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Set up high-level committee in Bengaluru to audit Covid-19 deaths: Dy CM

In the wake of an increased number of Covid-19 deaths in Bengaluru, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) Ashwathnarayan CN Tuesday suggested the BBMP Commissioner to set up a separate high-level Committee to find out the exact reason for these deaths.

After a meeting with BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad, the DCM said, “The committee which will be set up under senior officials will identify the reasons for the increased number of deaths in Bengaluru.”

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08:09 (IST)05 Aug 2020
JD(S) MLA B Sathyanarayana passes away due to multisystem organ failure

Sira JD(S) MLA and former minister B Sathyanarayana passed away on Tuesday night.

According to JD(S), Sathyanarayana was suffering liver cirrhosis from the past few years and was recently admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru. He passed away on Tuesday night at around 10.45 pm.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, former Prime Minister HD Devegowda on Wednesday condoled the death of Sathyanarayana.

Earlier, JDS leaders had announced that B Sathyanarayana passed away on Tuesday morning. Later, JDS spokesperson clarified that Sathyanarayana’s personal secretary had issued wrong information.

08:08 (IST)05 Aug 2020
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In Kodagu district, prohibitory orders have been imposed by the district commissioner. The order has been issued under Section 144 of CrPC to prevent any untoward incident, Kodagu district administration said in an order on Tuesday. The order will be in force from August 4 midnight to 12 am on August 5 in the district, Kodagu District Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy said in the order.

Also Read | Ram Temple bhoomi pujan: Karnataka govt orders special poojas, prayers in temples during the event

In Kalaburagi, Police Commissioner N Satish Kumar has issued the prohibitory orders and banned liquor from 3 pm Tuesday to 6 am on Thursday, while Section 144 of the CrPc has been imposed in Mangaluru by the Police Commissioner Vikash Kumar Vikash. The prohibitory order comes into effect from 8 pm on August 4 to 6 am on August 6 in Mangaluru.

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

Also Read | Watch: Yediyurappa, under treatment for Covid-19, in Work From Hospital mode

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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