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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 4 Highlights: State reports 528 new COVID-19 case,s 3 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 4 Highlights: Out of 6,057 active cases, 6,046 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 116 are in Intensive Care Units.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 5, 2021 8:16:16 am
Karnataka, COVID-19, COVID-19 Burial, BengaluruVolunteers from Mercy Angel perform the last rites of a COVID-19 victim, at Khuddus Saab burial ground in Bengaluru. (PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 4 Highlights: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 528 new COVID-19 cases and three related fatalities, taking the total tally to 9.52 lakh and the death toll to 12,346.

Bengaluru continued to remain on top of the list in the number of fresh cases, with 311 infections reported today. The day also saw 413 patients getting discharged after recovery.

“Cumulatively, 9,52,565 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,346 deaths and 9,34,143 discharges”, the Health department said in its bulletin.

Out of 6,057 active cases, 6,046 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 116 are in Intensive Care Units.

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18:31 (IST)04 Mar 2021
Vaccine will be available in PHCs and Community Health Centres: Health Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar

The government will discuss the availability of Covid vaccines in PHCs and community Health Centres for speedy vaccination of senior citizens, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.

"At present, Covid vaccine is being administered at Taluk hospitals, we are considering to extend the service to PHCs and CHCs so that more and more public can get the vaccine at the earliest", he added.

"Persons above the age of 60 and persons above 45 years with comorbidities are given priority as of now. We are also boosting the morale of the senior citizens to get the vaccine voluntarily.  People will be benefitted by this. In case a vaccinated person gets infected, the effect will be minimal. We are hopeful that more and more people will be vaccinated in the future", he said.

"PM Narendra Modi has also taken the Made in India Vaccine. Therefore there is no doubt in the performance of the vaccine and everybody can get the vaccine. No adverse effect is reported so far", said Dr.Sudhakar. Considering the infrastructure in private hospitals, the permission for vaccine will be given as per the central government guidelines, he added.

16:22 (IST)04 Mar 2021
Bengaluru emerged as the most livable city in India

Bengaluru was adjudged the most liveable among 111 cities in India in the government’s 'Ease of Living Index' on Thursday, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodra, Indore and Greater Mumbai.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday said that the Bengaluru model of development of citizen-centric initiatives and delivery of services has ensured the top ranking of Bengaluru. 

“Bengaluru has emerged as the most livable city in India in the Ease of Living Survey conducted by @MoHUA_India. The Bengaluru model of development of citizen-centric initiatives and delivery of services have ensured the top ranking of #Bengaluru,” Yediyurappa said in a tweet.

14:42 (IST)04 Mar 2021
After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy

Close on the heels of the launch of a Brazilian satellite by ISRO, India and Italy have decided to explore opportunities in the field of earth observation, space science and robotic and human exploration.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) held a bilateral meeting with Italian Space Agency (ASI) on virtual mode on Wednesday, as part of its strategy to strengthen international partnerships. 

ISRO Chairman and Secretary in the Department of Space (DoS) K Sivan and ASI President Giorgio Saccoccia led their respective delegations.

"Both sides reviewed the on-going cooperation and agreed to form more thematic working groups to explore cooperation opportunities in earth observation, space science, robotic exploration and human exploration", Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO said in a statement. (PTI)

10:27 (IST)04 Mar 2021
Sex CD shakes up poll-bound BJP, BSY govt, minister Ramesh Jarkiholi quits

An influential minister in the BJP government Ramesh Jarkiholi submitted his resignation to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday, a day after a video CD allegedly involving him and a young unidentified woman was played by local television channels.
 
Dinesh Kalahalli, a social activist, who claimed to have been authorised by the woman’s family, had later filed a complaint with the Bengaluru police alleging coercion and “sexual harassment” by Jarkiholi.
 
On Wednesday, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi denied any wrongdoing. Although he was initially adamant he wouldn’t quit, he submitted his resignation later on “moral grounds” through his brother and BJP MLA Balachandra Jarkiholi.

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09:27 (IST)04 Mar 2021
The incredible reason why a Japanese student stole Bengaluru ACP’s chair

A 31-year-old Japan national has stolen a chair from the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), JC Nagar, in Bengaluru last Saturday to ensure action against police officers who he claims asked him to pay a bribe in connection with a case in 2019.

Hirotoshi Tanaka, who came to Bengaluru to learn English in 2019, said he wants the police to book him for stealing a chair and arrest him too.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Tanaka said he wants to stay in India and seek justice in the 2019 case that has been quashed by the Karnataka High Court. However, that could put him in the crosshairs of the law as the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) had set February 28 as the deadline for him to go back to his country after the term of his visa expired.

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09:15 (IST)04 Mar 2021
Karnataka Budget session starts today

The Budget session of Karnataka will start from Thursday according to, Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri.

The Legislative Assembly will discuss the ‘One Nation, One Poll’ idea for two days (March 4 and 5)he said. “The House would meet for 19 days and the session would conclude on March 31,” he added.

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who also holds the Finance portfolio, will table the State Budget for 2021-­22 on March 8. 

Kageri appealed to members of the Legislative Assembly to come prepared for the discussion on ‘One Nation, One Poll’ and said that a summary of the discussion would be sent to the Election Commission of India, President Ram Nath Kovind, and others. 

The session will be conducted with a host of safety measures to contain the spread of COVID­-19, he said.

08:41 (IST)04 Mar 2021
Health officer gets show cause notice for vaccinating minister at home

The health department on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to a health officer in Haveri for having inoculated state Agriculture Minister B C Patil and his wife at home, breaking the vaccination protocol, on Tuesday.

The National Health Mission director-(Karnataka) Arundhathi Chandrashekar in her show cause notice to Dr Jayanand M, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme officer of Haveri, asked him to explain why the protocol was broken.

According to the Centre’s guidelines, vaccination should be done at designated hospitals, and this was conveyed repeatedly in many meetings, the director said.

"Yet, the norm was flouted, bringing a bad name to the health department,” she stated in her notice. “In case the RCH officer was found wrong, then disciplinary action would be taken against him,” she added. The Centre has asked for a report from the Karnataka government on the matter.

Despite facing criticism by various quarters, including Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, Patil maintained there was nothing wrong in getting inoculated at home.

08:21 (IST)04 Mar 2021
State reports 528 new COVID-19 cases 3 deaths

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 528 new COVID-19 cases and three related fatalities, taking the total tally  to 9.52 lakh and the death toll to 12,346. Bengaluru continued to remain on top of the list in the number of fresh cases, with 311 infections reported today. The day also saw 413 patients getting discharged after recovery.

“Cumulatively, 9,52,565 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,346 deaths and 9,34,143 discharges”, the Health department said in its bulletin. Out of 6,057 active cases, 6,046 patients are stable and in isolation at designated hospitals, while 116 are in Intensive Care Units.

Bengaluru Urban also accounted for two deaths while one  death was reported from Bengaluru Rural. 

Among new cases reported on Wednesday, Udupi logged 23, Kalaburagi and Bidar each had 20, Dakshina Kannada 19, Dharwad 16, followed by other district. 

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,06,440, followed by Mysuru 54,139 and Ballari 39,288. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban headed the list with 3,97,665, followed by Mysuru 52,924 and Ballari 38,620.

According to the health department, a total of over 1,89,89,488 samples have been tested so far, out of which 68,339 were tested on Wednesday alone.

08:19 (IST)04 Mar 2021
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Bengaluru Urban also accounted for two deaths while one death was reported from Bengaluru Rural. Among new cases reported on Wednesday, Udupi logged 23, Kalaburagi and Bidar each had 20, Dakshina Kannada 19, Dharwad 16, followed by other district.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,06,440, followed by Mysuru 54,139 and Ballari 39,288. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban headed the list with 3,97,665, followed by Mysuru 52,924 and Ballari 38,620.

According to health department, a total of over 1,89,89,488 samples have been tested so far, out of which 68,339 were tested on Wednesday alone.

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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

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