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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 10 Highlights: State reports 590 fresh cases, 6 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 10 Highlights: A total of over 1.94 crore samples have been tested so far, out of which 66,426 were tested on Tuesday alone, and 4,647 among them were rapid antigen tests.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 11, 2021 8:20:13 am
Ambulance, Bengaluru, COVID-19Ambulances seen parked by the side of a road in Bengaluru.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 10 Highlights: Karnataka has reported 590 fresh cases of coronavirus and six related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9.56 lakh and the toll to 12,373, the Health department said on Tuesday.

The day also saw 366 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 590 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 363 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

As of March 9 evening, cumulatively, 9,56,041 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,373 deaths and 9,36,616 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

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18:37 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Measures to restrict large gatherings at marriage and other functions: Health minister

"Guidelines have already been issued to restrict large public gatherings at marriage and other functions. But there are no restrictions on inter-state travel", said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking to the media in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

"Instructions are passed to hotels and marriage halls to take necessary steps to contain the infection from spreading. Precautionary guidelines have been issued in this regard. We have banned late night parties because more people gather at that time. As there is a spike in the cases in neighbouring states, we have taken all the steps to restrain it from spreading here", said the Minister. Vaccination is being provided  at 3500 centres across the state, we have also increased the number of tests, he added.

Speaking on the media gag order, the minister said that the media is the fourth pillar of the democratic system. "Media should not telecast any objectionable content before verification. It is the responsibility of the media to verify authenticity of such content. There are various reasons behind the video including political conspiracy", he said.

18:00 (IST)10 Mar 2021
PHCs will be upgraded and strengthened: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar

PHCs are the fundamental building blocks of public healthcare system and our government is taking all out measures to strengthen them, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Singasandra Primary Health care centre developed under the joint initiative of of Health and Family Welfare Department and BOSCH's CSR activity on Wednesday.

"PHCs play a vital role in rural health system and there is a need to strengthen them. Our government is committed to provide better health care at PHC level. Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa has announced to upgrade and modernize 250 PHCs in this budget", said Dr.Sudhakar.

PHCs are not mere buildings, PHCs must be built at the places where there is more inflow of patients and more people reside. Earlier there used to be one doctor at PHC, but from now onwards there will be both male and female doctors deputed at PHCs, the minister said.

"The PHCs at Singasandra and Roopenahalli are built at a cost of about ₹2.5 crore from state health and family welfare department and with a contribution of Rs.78 lakhs from BOSCH's CSR initiative. Corporates are extending their helping hands for the welfare of society. The CSR act mandates companies to spnd ateast 2% of their three-year annual net profit towards CSR activities in a Financial year, said the Minister. There is a need to discuss about the various initiatives that can be taken up under CSR. BOSCH should involve in more and more of such measures", he insisted.

Vaccination is given at 3,500 centres across the state and on Monday 79,000 were inoculated in single day, which is the highest so far. "People above the age of 60 years and people above 45 years with comorbidities should get the vaccination on priority. There is no adverse effect reported so far", said Dr.Sudhakar.

17:04 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Karnataka govt issues shoot-at-sight order for tiger after it killed four people; will hunt and marry the tiger, says MLA

After a tiger attacked and killed four people in Karnataka’s Kodagu district recently, the state government has issued a shoot-at-sight order for the big cat.

This comes after a boy was killed and a plantation worker seriously injured in a tiger attack at Belluru village in Ponnampet taluk of South Kodagu on Monday. The boy was identified as Rangaswamy (8) while his grandfather, Kencha, was injured and has been hospitalised in Mysuru.

After this incident, two Kodagu MLAs on Tuesday took up in the Assembly the issue of repeated man-animal conflicts.

BJP MLA from Virajpet, KG Bopaiah, said in the Assembly, “If the forest department cannot catch or kill the man-eating animal, let us know. We will take necessary action. We will kill and marry the tiger (referring to ‘Nari Mangala’ tradition of the Kodava community.”

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15:12 (IST)10 Mar 2021
JD(S) announces list of four candidates for Kerala Assembly elections

Janata Dal (Secular) has announced candidate’s list in Bengaluru for the April 6 Assembly elections in Kerala. 

The list was approved by former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda. Former minister Dr Neela Lohithadassa Nadar will contest from Kovalam Assembly segment, former minister and MLA Mathew T Thomas will be the JDS candidate from Thiruvalla, Water Resources Minister K Krishnankutty will contest from Chittur and former minister Jose Thettayil will contest from Ankamali, according to a statement issued by Deve Gowda. 

In a letter to the JDS Kerala State unit president Mathew T Thomas, Gowda said that he has approved the candidates contesting for the coming elections on the party symbol.

“Kindly permit them to contest in their respective Assembly Constituencies. I will send them the required ‘A’ and ‘B’ Forms to file their nominations well in time,” the former Prime Minister said in a letter. 

The JD(S) is a constituent of ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) coalition, and had won three out of five seats it had contested in the 2016 assembly polls.

12:13 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Karnataka reports 590 fresh cases, 6 deaths

Karnataka has reported 590 fresh cases of coronavirus and 6 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9.56 lakh and the toll to 12,373, the Health department said on Tuesday. The day also saw 366 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 590 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 363 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

As of March 9 evening, cumulatively, 9,56,041 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,373 deaths and 9,36,616 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 7,033 active cases, 6,918 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 115 are in ICU.

Among 6 deaths reported on Tuesday, 4 are from Bengaluru Urban and one each are from Dharwad and Tumakuru.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 363, Myauru 56, Ballari 26, Kalaburagi 25, Belagavi 15, Tumakuru 14, followed by others.

A total of over 1.94 crore samples have been tested so far, out of which 66,426 were tested on Tuesday alone, and 4,647 among them were rapid antigen tests.

10:50 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Google Doodle honours ‘India’s Satellite Man’ Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Udupi Ramachandra Rao Google Doodle: Google on Wednesday celebrated the 89th birthday of renowned Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao, remembered by many as “India’s Satellite Man.”
 
Rao, who was was an Indian space scientist and chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), supervised the 1975 launch of India’s first satellite — “Aryabhata.”

The doodle features a sketch of Professor Rao with a background of the Earth and shooting stars. “Your stellar technological advancements continue to be felt across the galaxy,” Google wrote in its description.

“Born in a remote village of Karnataka on this day in 1932, Prof Rao began his career as a cosmic-ray physicist and protege of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, a scientist widely regarded as the father of India’s space program. After completing his doctorate, Prof Rao brought his talents to the US, where he worked as a professor and conducted experiments on NASA’s Pioneer and Explorer space probes,” the description on Google Doodle’s website reads.

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09:58 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Bengaluru police constable suspended for links to cricket betting

A Bengaluru police constable was suspended by senior officers after his name emerged in a cricket betting racket case. 

According to DCP (North) Dharmendra Kumar Meena, a month ago, Nandini Layout police had arrested some suspects on charges of running the racket, and it was during the investigation that the constable role was established. 

Bengaluru police initiated a departmental enquiry against the constable, Shivakumar, who was suspended based on a report by Dharmendra Kumar Meena.

09:31 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Power shutdown in Arehalli

There will be no power supply on Wednesday in the areas serviced by 66/ 11KV Arehalli sub­station between 10 am and 5 pm in view of conversion and cable works.

The areas that will be affected are are: F­10 AGS Feeder: Chaitanya School Road and surrounding areas, AGS Layout, Arehalli Main Road, Vaddarapalya and Arehalli.

08:54 (IST)10 Mar 2021
Karnataka marching towards attaining Covid-free status, says health minister

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Tuesday that the state is marching towards attaining a Covid-free status with more than 10 lakh people having been inoculated so far.

“Marching towards a Covid free state, Karnataka has crossed 10 lakh inoculations on Monday, March 8. Vaccinated 73,269 beneficiaries on March 8th, highest in a single day so far,” Sudhakar tweeted.

He informed that the state has safely vaccinated more than one lakh elderly people in just eight days, since March 1.

According to the Karnataka health department, 55,612 people, including 32,183 senior citizens, were inoculated in a single day on March 8.

The state has reported two severe AEFI (Adverse Events Following Immunisation) cases and 21 serious AEFI cases since the launch of the vaccination drive on January 16, the department informed.

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08:52 (IST)10 Mar 2021
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It said, out of 7,033 active cases, 6,918 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 115 are in ICU. Among six deaths reported on Tuesday, four are from Bengaluru Urban and one each are from Dharwad and Tumakuru.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 363, Myauru 56, Ballari 26, Kalaburagi 25, Belagavi 15, Tumakuru 14, followed by others.

A total of over 1.94 crore samples have been tested so far, out of which 66,426 were tested on Tuesday alone, and 4,647 among them were rapid antigen tests.

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | 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

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 9 Highlights

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