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Karnataka Bengaluru April 27 Highlights: State reports 29,744 fresh cases, 201 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 27 Highlights: Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 16,545 fresh infections and 105 deaths.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: April 28, 2021 8:11:49 am
Bengaluru, Ashwathnarayan, COVID-19Karnataka Deputy CM Ashwathnarayan reviews Covid treatment at a hospital in Bengaluru. Express Photo

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 27 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday reported 29,744 COVID-19 fresh cases and 201 fatalities, taking the caseload and deaths to 13,68,945 and 14,627 respectively, the health department said. According to the health bulletin, 10,73,257 people were discharged cumulatively including 10,663 on Monday in the state.

Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 16,545 fresh infections and 105 deaths. The city has so far reported 6,70,201 infections and 5,905 deaths. There are 1,92,669 active cases whereas 4,313 people were discharged on Monday.

According to the health bulletin, 1,563 infections were reported in Mysuru, 1,197 in Tumakuru, 929 in Mandya, 872 in Kalaburagi, 786 in Ballari, 747 in Hassan, 609 in Raichur, 505 in Bengaluru Rural. Cases were also reported in Belagavi, Bagalkote, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Ramanagar, Shivamogga, Udupi, Yadgir, Vijayapura and Uttara Kannada.

There were 1,66,407 tests done on Monday including 1,55,615 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 2.49 crore, the department added. As many as 88,27,370 inoculations were done, the department said. (PTI)

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15:30 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Weather Update: Parts of Karnataka to witness thundershowers in next 3 hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement that thunderstorm accompanied by lightning with light to moderate spells of rain and gusty winds speed reaching 30-40 kmph is likely to affect Dakshina Kanndada, Udupi, Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, and Shivamogga.

Local Forecast for Bengaluru city for next 24 hours: Partly cloudy sky. Mist very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 33 and 22 degree Celsius respectively.

15:11 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Karnataka lockdown: Here is what's allowed and not allowed

14:28 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Karnataka govt donates 8243 books to man who lost library to fire

The Karnataka government Tuesday announced that as many as 8243 books would be donated to Syed Ishaq, a 62-year-old daily wage labourer who lost his library in Mysuru to a fire incident earlier this month. 

'The Public Library Department would provide 8,243 books to Syed Ishaq's library, which fell prey to the mischief of the miscreants,' Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said. 

He added that a proposal was sent to Kolkata-based Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation to support Ishaq's library. 'This foundation from Kolkata, which works under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture, would be able to offer good support to Ishaq's library,' the minister added. 

The fire that occurred in the early hours of April 9 at the Shantinagar area destroyed hundreds of books, including Kannada copies of religious scripts like the Bhagwad Gita and Quran, that had been collected over the last ten years by 62-year-old Syed Ishaq—out of his love for books and the Kannada language.

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13:40 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Bengaluru: Non-rail head PRS centres to remain shut

In the wake of the restrictions imposed by the Karnataka government for the next 14 days, non-rail head Computerised Passenger Reservation Centres in Bengaluru will remain closed, South Western Railway informed. 

"The PRS centres at Banashankari, Jayanagar, Koramangala, K R Market, High Court, Vidhana Soudha, Electronic City and Yelahanka are closed from 28.04.2021 to 11.05.2021 (14 days)," the notification read.

12:19 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Belagavi: BJP candidate Managala Angadi tests positive

Mangala Angadi, BJP candidate and wife of former Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, confirmed that she contracted coronavirus infection on Tuesday. 

"I have been largely asymptomatic as of now and will be under home quarantine based on the doctor's advice. I urge all those who came in contact with me in the last few days to get tested and to seek a doctor's advice accordingly," she confirmed in a tweet.

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi wished Angadi a speedy recovery. 

Angadi is among the front-runners for the post of Lok Sabha MP from the Belagavi segment in Karnataka where Satish Jarkiholi is the Congress candidate. The result of the by-election is scheduled to be out on May 2.

11:36 (IST)27 Apr 2021
KSRTC MD visits Majestic Bus terminal

After Chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced a 14-day statewide total close down on Monday afternoon, migrant workers, students and employees in Bengaluru rushed to Majestic bus stand in the city. 

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Managing Director Shivyogi C. Kalasad on Tuesday morning visited the Majestic bus terminal to inspect the bus facilities for the passengers.

The KSRTC has decided to operate 500 extra buses from Bengaluru to several destinations across the state in view of the surge in passenger footfall.

Transport Minister Laxman Savadi said they are expecting even larger crowds to board outbound buses at city terminals on Tuesday so the three state run corporations has arranged around 12,000 buses on Tuesday. Along with KSRTC MD, Deputy CM and Transport Minister Laxman Savadi also visited Majestic bus terminal to review the situation.

11:32 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Former Belagavi MP S B Sidnal passes away

Senior Congress leader and four-time Belagavi MP S B Sidnal passed away on Tuesday morning. According to his kin, the 85-year-old passed away while undergoing treatment in a hospital.

'The funeral will be at 5 pm at Sidnal Farms in Sanikoppa Village at Bailhongal in Belagavi,' the note mentioned. 

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa expressed deep regret over the former MP's demise. 'Sidnal was a simple-minded, honest and efficient politician. May his soul rest in peace. Wishing his family and dear ones all strength during this painful hour,' a statement issued by the CM read. 

Sidnal was Belagavi MP between 1980 and 1996 when he won from the segment for four consecutive terms.

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11:15 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Delay in Covid test results leads to longer wait for hospital beds in Bengaluru

With daily Covid-19 cases rising beyond the 20,000 mark in Bengaluru, delays in releasing test results is leading to longer waits for patients seeking hospital beds.

While the city civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has accused private labs of not following protocol — from swab collection to uploading results on Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) portal — many labs in the state capital say their capacity is stressed due to the high volume of tests.

After a patient tests positive, a Patient Code (P Code) is generated based on the positive report uploaded on the ICMR portal. The BBMP COVID-19 War Room then assigns a BU code to the patient for admission in a hospital.

10:33 (IST)27 Apr 2021
No victory processions on May 2: Election Commission

The Election Commission Tuesday announced a ban on all victory processions during and after counting on May 2 in view of rising Covid-19 cases. 

Among segments where results are awaited are Belgaum (Lok Sabha), Basavakalyan and Maski (both assembly) segments in Karnataka. 

This move comes a day after the Madras High Court asked the poll body to prepare a blueprint of how Covid protocols would be followed on the day of counting.

09:38 (IST)27 Apr 2021
3 private labs in Bengaluru given show cause notice for not uploading Covid test results to ICMR portal

Three private labs BGS Global Hospital, Aarthi Scans & Labs, and Medall laboratory in Bengaluru were given a show cause notice by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday, for not uploading  the Covid test results  to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) portal. 

BBMP has asked laboratories  to give an explanation within 48 hours. BBMP has accused private labs of not following protocol from swab collection to uploading results on Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) portal many labs in the state capital say their capacity is stressed due to the high volume of tests.

After a patient tests positive, a Patient Code (P Code) is generated based on the positive report uploaded on the ICMR portal. The BBMP COVID-19 War Room then assigns a BU code to the patient for admission in a hospital.

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09:09 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Karnataka Close Down: State road transport to operate 500 extra buses from Bengaluru

After Chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced a 14-day statewide total lockdown on Monday afternoon, migrant workers, students and employees in Bengaluru rushed to Majestic bus stand in the city. 

The KSRTC has decided to operate 500 extra buses from Bengaluru to several destinations across the state in view of the surge in passenger footfall.

Transport Minister Laxman Savadi said they are expecting even larger crowds to board outbound buses at city terminals on Tuesday so the three state run corporations has arranged around 12,000 buses on Tuesday.

08:42 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Karnataka: Engineering, Diploma exams postponed

All engineering and diploma examinations scheduled to be held till May 12 have been postponed, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan confirmed on Monday. He said the decision was made 'in view of the corona curfew which will be in effect for 14 days starting from April 27 night (9 pm).

Also in charge of the Higher Education Portfolio, he added that new dates for the exams would be announced after the completion of the curfew period.

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08:41 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Karnataka’s 14-day ‘close down’ explained: What’s allowed and what’s not

The Karnataka government has announced a 14-day lockdown, which Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa a termed “close down”, starting Tuesday night to arrest the spread of Covid-19 in the state. Yediyurappa announced ‘close down’ after a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon.

“The virus is spreading aggressively across the state. It’s worse than Maharashtra and Delhi. From tomorrow, for 14 days, there will be strict measure in place across the state. Essential groceries will be allowed to be purchased between 6 am and 10 am,” he told reporters, adding that the manufacturing sector and essential services will continue. However, he clarified that “transport services would not ply during the close down period, but there would be no restrictions on the movement of goods and essential services.”

“You can interpret it however you want. We have clearly stated what measures we want to bring into effect…”

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08:17 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Karnataka shuts for 14 days as Covid cases, deaths rise

With mounting Covid-19 cases and deaths in Karnataka and it’s capital Bengaluru, the state government Monday announced a shutdown for 14 days beginning Tuesday, April 27. The move came following a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Monday.

“To stop the spread of Covid, strong measures are being initiated. From tomorrow, for 14 days, there will be strict measures for the whole state. There will be scope to buy essential items from 6 am to 10 am. After 10 am, all establishments must shut down. Other than the garment sector, all manufacturing sector companies can function. In the garment sector, there are six to seven lakh employed and it must not be a source of spread of infections. The construction sector can be operational. Medical and essential services will function,” Yediyurappa said.

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08:15 (IST)27 Apr 2021
COVID-19: Karnataka logs 29,744 new casess, 201 deaths

Karnataka on Monday reported 29,744 COVID-19 fresh cases and 201 fatalities, taking the caseload and deaths to 13,68,945 and 14,627 respectively, the health department said. According to the health bulletin, 10,73,257 people were discharged cumulatively including 10,663 on Monday in the state.

Bengaluru urban district accounted for 16,545 fresh infections and 105 deaths. The city has so far reported 6,70,201 infections and 5,905 deaths.

There are 1,92,669 active cases whereas 4,313 people were discharged on Monday. 

According to the health bulletin, 1,563 infections were reported in Mysuru, 1,197 in Tumakuru, 929 in Mandya, 872 in Kalaburagi, 786 in Ballari, 747 in Hassan, 609 in Raichur, 505 in Bengaluru Rural. Cases were also reported in Belagavi, Bagalkote, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Ramanagar, Shivamogga, Udupi, Yadgir, Vijayapura and Uttara Kannada.

Other than Bengaluru, 18 fatalities have been reported in Ballari, 10 in Hassan, 9 in Mandya, 7 each in Kalaburagi and Mysuru, five each in Dharwad, Kolar and Ramanagara, four each in Yadgir, Tumakuru, Haveri and Bidar, three each in Bengaluru Rural, Chamarajanagar and Uttara Kannada, two each in Chikkamagaluru and one each in Shivamogga, Raichur and Bagalkote.

There were 1,66,407 tests done on Monday including 1,55,615 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 2.49 crore, the department added.

As many as 88,27,370 inoculations were done, the department said. (PTI)

08:15 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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With mounting Covid-19 cases and deaths in Karnataka and it’s capital Bengaluru, the state government Monday announced a shutdown for 14 days beginning Tuesday, April 27. The move came following a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Monday. In an order issued on Monday night, Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravikumar said, “The state government is satisfied that the current circumstance requires more aggressive containment measures to break the chain of transmission.”

READ | Karnataka shuts for 14 days as Covid cases, deaths rise

With daily Covid-19 cases rising beyond the 20,000 mark in Bengaluru, delays in releasing test results is leading to longer waits for patients seeking hospital beds. While the city civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has accused private labs of not following protocol — from swab collection to uploading results on Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) portal — many labs in the state capital say their capacity is stressed due to the high volume of tests.

READ | Delay in Covid test results leads to longer wait for hospital beds in Bengaluru

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