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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 3 Highlights: Karnataka Governor tests Covid-19 negative, had met CM on July 31

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 3 Highlights: Yediyurappa on Sunday announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was asymptomatic.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 4, 2020 8:17:07 am
Yediyurappa, Vajubhai Vala, Basavaraj Bommai The Governor had met with the CM and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on July 31 to apprise the Governor of the state’s Covid-19 situation

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 3 Highlights: After testing positive for COVID-19, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road for observation.

READ | Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa tests positive for virus, is asymptomatic

Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals said, “Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal hospital for observation. He is doing well, is clinically stable and will be monitored closely by our team.”

Yediyurappa on Sunday announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was asymptomatic.

He tweeted, “I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self quarantine.”

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22:47 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Ram Mandir 'bhoomi pujan': Section 144 to be imposed in Mangaluru

In the wake of the Ram mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya scheduled to be held on Wednesday (August 5), section 144 has been imposed in Karnataka's Mangaluru from 8 pm on August 4 (Tuesday) to 6 am on August 6 (Thursday).

22:02 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Covid-19: IISc, Bengaluru opens testing facility after 19 people on campus test positive

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has set up a dedicated Covid-19 testing facility for fast detection of coronavirus infection among people living on its campus. The premier science institute had obtained the approval to set up the in-campus lab from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

“IISc. has got approval from BBMP to start a sample collection facility for COVID-19 testing and for testing the samples at IISc’s COVID-19 test centre to obtain results quickly,” Deputy Registrar Veeranna Kammar said in a press statement.

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17:17 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Karnataka govt yet to accept 550 beds donated for Covid care: Priyank Kharge

Former Karnataka Minister Priyanka Kharge Monday led a protest at Kalaburagi alleging the BJP-led state government of not accepting beds donated for Covid care centres.

“It has been nearly 2 weeks since we donated 550 corrugated beds to start Covid care centers in Kalaburagi. The materials have been lying in a hostel as a few BJP leaders think it will show the Govt in poor light if they accept the beds from the Congress, the Chittapur MLA said.

In the protest held at Jagat circle in the city, leaders were seen sleeping on corrugated beds to express their displeasure on the move.

17:02 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Karnataka Congress IT cell secretary arrested for making derogatory comments against Amit Shah

The Karnataka Police have arrested a Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) IT cell secretary on Monday for posting a derogatory and defamatory post on Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

According to the Bengaluru police, the arrested Anand Prasad. The police have booked a case against him under section 153(A) of the IPC with the Cubbon Park police station. According to police, few people have posted a defaming tweet on the health conditions of Amit Shah, who tested positive for COVID-19. Under this post, Anand Prasad had replied to the tweet in a provoking and derogatory manner.

17:01 (IST)03 Aug 2020
IN PICS | BBMP Commissioner convenes meeting, reviews bed-management system in Bengaluru

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad Monday convened a meeting to review bed-management and healthcare systems in place in Bengaluru to combat Covid-19. In the meeting which saw the attendance of senior officers, strategy was discussed to facilitate faster bed allocation to patients.

14:52 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Karnataka Governor tests negative, had met Yediyurappa on July 31

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala Monday tested negative for coronavirus, Raj Bhavan confirmed in a statement.

The Governor had decided to get himself tested after CM Yediyurappa contracted the infection. The CM and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had met the Governor to apprise him on the state's Covid-19 situation on July 31.

'After knowing that the CM tested corona positive, Hon'ble Governor, myself & ADC to Governor have undergone Corona Antigen test and tested as negative done on August 3 at 12.30 pm,' Tejas Bhati, Personal Secretary to Governor Vala said.

14:50 (IST)03 Aug 2020
WATCH | BS Yediyurappa released a video message from hospital

A day after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was admitted to hospital after testing COVID-19 positive, Yediyurappa released a video statement from the hospital and said that he is fine, there's nothing to worry. He also appealed to the public to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

“After I got tested positive for COVID-19 I have been admitted to the hospital, the doctors who examined me have assured me that there is nothing to worry about and I will recover very soon,” he added in the statement.

Yediyurappa also said that political leaders like BJP National President JP Nadda, Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman, Former Prime minister Deve Gowda, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and several pontiffs of various mutts have wished him.

The Chief Minister also said that he is in touch with senior officers from the government to ensure the administration does not suffer.

14:08 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Now, Air Asia enables Digi Yatra system in Bengaluru airport

Flyers using services of Air Asia can now use Digi Yatra operation — a fully biometric-based self-boarding solution for seamless flow from registration to boarding — at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

The airline company's adoption of Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL) biometric journey project is expected to further improve contactless and safe procedures for its guests.

“The implementation of biometric recognition systems is quickly proving essential to enable safe, convenient and contactless travel experiences," Sunil Bhaskaran, MD & CEO, AirAsia India said.

He added, "Digi Yatra services are another step in our continuous focus on leveraging technology to redefine the new norms of travel with emergent solutions that alleviate the guest experience and enable social distancing.”

Also Read | Digi Yatra to bring facial recognition system to airports: Here’s how it works

12:45 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Active cases in Karnataka rising rapidly

No other major state, apart from Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra is showing any signs of reduction in active cases right now. In fact, the active cases in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, all fast growing states, have been rising rapidly in the last one month.

Sunday saw a marginal decline in the number of new cases detected across the country. A little less than 53,000 new infections were discovered, compared to about 55,000 on Saturday, and more than 57,000 a day earlier. That took the total number of people who have so far been infected to over 18 lakh.

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12:25 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Yediyurappa admitted to Manipal Hospital; daughter tests positive, son goes into quarantine

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, is “clinically stable” and under observation at Manipal Hospital in Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, doctors said on Monday.

While his daughter, BS Aruna Devi has also tested positive for the virus, his son Vijayendra went into quarantine for seven days today. In a tweet, he said that his father is asymptomatic and stable in the hospital.

“Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal hospital for observation. He is doing well, is clinically stable and will be monitored closely by our team,” Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals, said.

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09:14 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Karnataka rains: Orange alert for Coastal, Malnad districts

The southwest monsoon is set to intensify in the Malnad and coastal regions of Karnataka, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD issued an orange alert for coastal districts till August 7 and for Malnad districts on August 6 and 7, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the region.

“Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast for the coastal Karnataka region and adjoining ghat districts of South Interior Karnataka for the coming week,” IMD Bengaluru Director C S Patil said. “During the period, all parts of the state will receive widespread to fairly widespread rainfall, “he added.

The weather department has declared yellow alert for Monday in eight north interior districts and three Malnad districts.

09:14 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Karnataka’s Hubballi Railway Museum open for visitors from Aug 5

A key tourist attraction in Karnataka for history buffs, the Hubballi Railway Museum is set to open its doors for visitors from August 5.

Claimed to be the first of its kind in north Karnataka, the museum is centrally located next to the second entry of Hubballi Railway Station on Gadag Road opposite to Central Railway Hospital.

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09:04 (IST)03 Aug 2020
COVID-19: No Independence Day parade, cultural programme this year

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to cancel the cultural programme, march past and aerial flower show during the official celebrations of the Independence Day this year.

Independence Day is celebrated every year by the state government at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground on Cubbon Road in Bengaluru. According to BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, there will not be any cultural programmes this year. “Chief Minister will unfurl the tricolour and address the people soon after soon after the guard of honour, ” Prasad said.

The government has also decided not to have aerial flower shows this year by the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters. “Public will not be allowed, but we’ll invite about 75 COVID warriors and 25 people who have recovered from the coronavirus to the event,” Prasad added.

08:21 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Karnataka reports 5,532 fresh COVID infections, 84 fatalities

Karnataka reported 5,532 COVID- 19 cases on Sunday and the total number of cases reached to 1,34,819 of which 74,590 are active cases, while the state reported 84 new deaths.

On Sunday, Bengaluru Urban reported 2,105 COVID-19 cases, followed by Ballari 377 cases, Kalaburagi and Mysuru 238 cases each, Raichur 212 cases, Udupi 182 cases and Dharwad 181 cases. Eight more districts recorded cases in three figures while the remaining districts reported fresh cases in two digits, according to the health department bulletin.

The number of COVID-19 related fatalities went up to 2,496 as 84 more succumbed to the disease on Sunday. Bengaluru Urban accounted for highest COVID-related fatalities after 21 patients died of the virus. Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada reported 10 deaths each followed by Dharwad which reported eight deaths.

4,077 people have recovered from coronavirus on Sunday, which takes the total number of recoveries to 57,725 in the state.

08:15 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Oppn warns Karnataka govt of agitation over changes to land, labour laws

The Opposition in Karnataka has warned the BJP-led state government of agitations and legal action against the amendments it has made to laws governing land holdings and labour in a bid to attract investments and facilitate ease of doing business amid the pandemic.

Congress leader Siddaramaiah said his party is considering going to court over amendments to the land reforms Act. “The BJP government has made amendments to land reforms Act and has brought an ordinance. I thought the government won’t come out with the ordinance when there is a Covid-19 crisis in the state,” he said.

Former Prime Minister and JD(S) president H D Deve Gowda too has opposed the amendments to the land reforms Act and labour laws and written to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, seeking their withdrawal.

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08:13 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Yediyurappa admitted to Manipal Hospital after testing Covid-19 positive

After testing positive for COVID-19, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road for observation.

Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals said, "Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa has been admitted to Manipal hospital for observation. He is doing well, is clinically stable and will be monitored closely by our team."

Yediyurappa on Sunday announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was asymptomatic.

He tweeted, “I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self quarantine.”

08:12 (IST)03 Aug 2020
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Meanwhile, Opposition party leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wished Yediyurappa a speedy recovery. "I wish Shri. B S Yediyurappa a speedy recovery & to return with good health to continue his work for the people," he tweeted on Sunday night.

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Medical education minister Dr Sudhakar, Deputy CM Ashwath Narayan and other leaders wished Yediyurappa a speedy recovery.

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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