Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 7 Highlights: Normal life has been disrupted across Karnataka and in Bengaluru on Wednesday due to the strike called by the workers of the Karnataka road transport corporations. The strike by corporation workers brought to a halt bus services, leaving commuters with no other option.
The workers of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC), under the banner of Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League have called for an indefinite strike starting from Wednesday, asking the government implement salary system as per the 6th pay commission for the workers of road transport corporation.
Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 6150 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday from across the state. Of these, 4266 new cases were reported from Bengaluru Urban alone as the daily test positivity rate across the state rose to 6.02 per cent. As many as 39 more people succumbed to the infection.
While 26 fatalities were reported from Bengaluru Urban alone, the district also witnessed a rise in active cases to 32,605 out of the total 45,107 from across the state. Other districts that reported most cases on Sunday were Kalaburagi (261), Mysuru (237), and Bidar (167). A total of 1,41,004 people were inoculated on Tuesday.