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Karnataka Bangalore Coronavirus June 10 Highlights: Total COVID-19 tally crosses 6000, Bengaluru reports 42 new cases, 2 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News June 10 Highlights: The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) notified that water supply will be disrupted from 6 am to 6 pm due to a linking work that needs to be undertaken below Bannerghatta Road in the city.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 11, 2020 8:33:15 am
karnataka coronavirus cases, karnataka covid 19 news, karnataka coronavirus update, green zone karnataka, latest news, covid news Karnataka Bangalore Coronavirus June 10 Highlights: According to statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, as many as 2862 people have recovered from the infection in the state so far. (File photo for representation)

Karnataka Bangalore Coronavirus June 10 Highlights: With 120 new cases reported in the last 24 hours in Karnataka, the Covid-19 tally in the state rose to 6041 even as 257 people were discharged on Wednesday.

According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, the total number of discharges is 2862 while the death toll is at 69, with three new fatalities reported on June 10.

As many as 22 out of 42 new coronavirus cases reported in Bengaluru were linked to Influenza-like Illness (ILI).

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government rejected the Congress’ request to organise the swearing-in ceremony for their new State president DK Shivakumar on Tuesday citing COVID-19 related guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the third time that the government is denying permission for the same. The Congress had earlier planned to conduct the event on May 31 and then June 7, after which the party requested the government to consider the same for June 14.

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00:53 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Karnataka bans live online classes up to class 5, private schools cannot charge for e-teaching

The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to stop live online classes conducted by schools across the state for students up to the fifth standard.

“Online classes shall not be conducted for pre-primary (LKG, UKG) and primary classes (up to Class 5) henceforth. Such classes will not substitute classroom teaching and might affect the students’ age and mental well-being,” Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said.

He added that private schools will not be allowed to charge for online teaching. However, pre-recorded classes shall be conducted.

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18:55 (IST)10 Jun 2020
No masks: BBMP marshals collect Rs 69,400 fine from citizens

As many as 347 violators were penalised with a fine of Rs 200 each on Wednesday in Bengaluru for not wearing a mask as directed by the state and central governments in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A total amount of  Rs 69,400 was collected as fine on June 10 alone, a BBMP statement read.

Most violations were recorded in BBMP West (116 cases) and South (115 cases) zones. 

18:39 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Four lakh COVID19 tests conducted in Karnataka: medical education minister

The Karnataka medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday said coronavirus tests conducted in the state has crossed the four lakh mark.

Sudhakar said till Tuesday 4,00,257 samples were tested in 71 COVID-19 testing labs across the state. “Karnataka crossed 4 lakh tests mark on Tuesday. So far, we tested 4,00,257 samples in 71 COVID19 testing labs across the state with a positivity rate of 1.4 per cent,” he said.

The minister said Karnataka was home to nearly a tenth of the total testing labs in India.

18:21 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Karnataka: Total surpasses 6000, more recoveries than new cases in last 24 hours

With 120 new cases reported in the last 24 hours in Karnataka, the COVID-19 tally rose to 6041 on Wednesday, even as more recoveries (257) were confirmed during the same time.

According to statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, as many as 2862 people have recovered from the infection in the state so far. Meanwhile, the health department confirmed three more deaths linked to the pandemic in the state as the death toll rose to 69. The deceased include two male patients aged 32 and 57 in Bengaluru and another patient aged 58 years in Dharwad.

Fatality rate: 1.14%. Recovery rate: 47.38%

17:30 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Karnataka: Anti-Corruption Bureau raids 14 places

As many as 14 different places in Karnataka, linked to four different state government officials, were raided by the State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the ACB, the raids were conducted in properties linked to L Sathish Kumar (Additional Commissioner, Department of Commercial Tax), N Ramakrishna (Divisional Forest Officer, Srinivasapura, Kolar), Gopalshetty Mallikarjuna (Executive Engineer, District Development Cell, Raichur), and Raghappa Lalappa Lamani (an officer at Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd, Almatti, Bagalkote).

However, the ACB is yet to reveal whether any substantial evidence was found during the raids that began this morning. "There were several allegations raised against these officials on corruption and accumulation of illicit wealth, and the raids were carried out based on credible information on them amassing disproportionate assets," ACB officials stated.

13:52 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Taking samples from dead banned in Karnataka

The Karnataka government bans taking samples from the dead bodies of suspected Covid 19 patients.

However, those suspected to have died of coronavirus have to be buried or cremated as per ICMR protocols.

Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said, "Drawing of swabs from dead people has been banned. On Tuesday, the union health secretary was clear on that. But the cremation of a person who is a COVID-19 suspect remains the same, no change.”

13:10 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Public health groups demand GST Council to levy Covid-cess on tobacco products

Several experts including doctors and economists from Bengaluru have urged the GST Council to consider a special COVID -19 cess on tobacco products to help the government raise additional tax revenue to fund the stimulus package used to fight the pandemic. According to the group of experts, a Covid-cess on cigarettes, bidis and smokeless tobacco products would provide revenue of Rs. 49,740 crores (497.4 billion) which could cover about 29 per cent of the stimulus package.

Further, Dr Vishal Rao, onco-surgeon and member of Karnataka's Covid Consultative Group said taxation is the most effective but least utilised tool to reduce tobacco consumption. "This is a very relevant step in this pandemic, as we know that the coronavirus has worst fatality in patients with comorbidities (non-communicable diseases) which are caused by tobacco”, Dr. Rao said.

"A Covid-cess of Re,1 per stick of bidi and significant tax increases on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products would generate an additional tax revenue to the tune of Rs. 50,000 crores," Dr Rijo John, an economist and a health policy analyst said.

10:41 (IST)10 Jun 2020
All ILI/SARI fatalities will be tested: Karnataka Health Dept

The Karnataka Health Department Wednesday announced continuation of COVID-19 tests being done in all patients succumbing to Influenza-like-Illness (ILI) or Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).

Swabs will be collected and sent for testing within 6 hours of death.“In case of obtaining a coronavirus positive result, all close contacts of the deceased will be tested as primary contacts,” Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Karnataka Health Commissioner confirmed.

10:13 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Rural Karnataka sees spike in internet usage during COVID-19 lockdown

Rural areas in Karnataka registered an increase of 35 to 40 percent in use of the internet during the lockdown in the last two to three months, Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said.

"There has been a spike in use of the internet in rural areas during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period. There are 93,834 subscribers to BharatNet and had used 30,239 GB between January and May. This is the highest in recent years,” he said. Ashwath Narayan who is also incharge of IT, BT and Science and Technology departments, on Tuesday held a video conference with heads of different agencies and officials on improving the quality of internet in rural areas.

"Through BharatNet, several government schemes are being implemented in rural areas, Civic Service Centres are issuing birth and death certificates, Aadhar, social security pensions,among others. Of the total 6,000 Gram Panchayats in the state 4,000 have good high speed internet connectivity. Remaining will be provided with better internet connectivity through a new agency,” he added.

09:19 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Govt denies permission for DKS swearing-in event, Congress condemns move

Soon after the Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka denied permission for the swearing-in ceremony of D K Shivakumar as the State president — for the third time — the Congress termed the action 'vendetta politics' on Tuesday.

"On June 14th, 'PRATHIJNA DINA' was to be held at 7,800 locations across Karnataka with 10 lakh Congress Karyakartas attending it, with care taken w.r.t safety precautions for COVID & social distancing. By denying permission to it again, BJP Govt is indulging in vendetta politics," the Karnataka Congress tweeted from its official account. The Congress had earlier planned to conduct the event on May 31 and then June 7, after which the party requested the government to consider the same for June 14.

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08:38 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Mallikarjun Kharge gets threat calls

Rajya Sabha candidate from Congress in Karnataka, Mallikarjun Kharge and his son Priyank Kharge received threat calls on Sunday, Priyank filed a complaint with the state police chief. Former MLC Ramesh Babu shared a copy of the complaint on Twitter on Tuesday.

According to the complaint by Priyank to the Director General of Police Praveen Sood, Kharge, a former Union Minister, received the call in the wee hours of Sunday on his landline while Priyank later got a call from a private number on his mobile phone. Priyank said in the complaint that the caller spoke in Hindi and English and used invective against his father Kharge. The caller spoke about the Rajya Sabha election and threatened Kharge.

Former leader of the opposition in the 16th Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, 77, submitted his nomination papers on Monday. He has been approved by the Congress leadership to contest a Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka in polls to be held on June 19.

08:30 (IST)10 Jun 2020
Full list: Areas in Bengaluru where water supply will be affected on June 11

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has notified that water supply will be disrupted in the city from 6 am to 6 pm on Thursday (June 11) due to a linking work that needs to be undertaken below Bannerghatta Road.

Water supply will be affected in the areas mentioned below:

  • Vijaya Bank Layout
  • RBI Layout
  • Konanakunte
  • JP Nagar (Stages 4-8)
  • Puttenahalli
  • Jaraganahalli
  • Chunchunaghatta Main Road
  • Bilekahalli
  • Arakere
  • Mico Layout
  • Dollars Colony
  • Kodichikkanhalli
  • HSR Layout
  • Bommanahalli
  • Mangammanapalya
  • Somasundra Palya
  • Parangipalya
  • Agara
  • BTM Layout (Stages 1-2)
  • Madiwala
  • Venkateswara Layout
  • Guruppapnapalya
  • Bismilla Nagar
  • Sudeguntepalya
  • Jayanagar 4th T Block
  • BHEL Layout
  • NAL Layout
  • Krishnappa Garden
  • Bandepalya
  • Koramangala
  • Bellandur
  • Venkatapura
08:28 (IST)10 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.

 

Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore, Domestic Flights People (asymptomatic) arriving from Maharashtra will need to undergo a mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine followed by another week of home quarantine.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has modified its quarantine norms for people entering the state from states with high prevalence of Covid-19 from June 8, with a special focus on Maharashtra.

Also Read | Planning a trip home? check Covid-19 quarantine rules before booking tickets

At the same time, a video of an injured langur standing at the entrance of a hospital in Karnataka seemingly seeking “treatment” has gone viral on social media.

Also Read | ‘So smart’: Netizens impressed after injured langur visits hospital to get treated

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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