scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus January 19 Highlights: Less than 500 new Covid-19 cases in state after seven months

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 19 Highlights: As on Monday, Karnataka state has 8,033 active patients and Bengaluru urban city alone has 5,273 active Covid-19 patients.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: January 20, 2021 8:24:47 am
Ambulance, Bengaluru, COVID-19Ambulances seen parked by the side of a road in Bengaluru.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News January 19 Highlights: Nearly after seven months, Karnataka on Monday reported less than 500 Covid19 positive cases in a day while reporting nine deaths.

According to the health and family welfare department of Karnataka, in the last 24 hours, the state has reported 435 Covid-19 positive cases. The last time the state reported less than 500 Covid-19 positive cases in a day was on June 27 last year.

Also Read | Karnataka doctors demand choice of Covid-19 vaccine before inoculation

Bengaluru urban reported 193 new Covid19 cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours, Mysuru reported 35 new cases and Tumakuru reported 26 positive cases and one death. Kodagu reported one death in the last 24 hours.

As on Monday, Karnataka state has 8,033 active patients and Bengaluru urban city alone has 5,273 active Covid-19 patients. As of Monday the state has 0.86 percent of active cases.

The state till date has reported 12,175 deaths due to the virus. The fatality rate is 1.30 percent as on Monday. Among the deaths reported on Monday, a 32-year-old woman from Bengaluru city who was admitted on 18 December last year due to breathlessness succumbed on Saturday.

Follow Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus January 20 Live Updates

Live Blog

Catch the latest news in Bengaluru and Karnataka as we bring you live updates on COVID-19, lockdown 6.0 and phase 6 of the unlock across the state and more throughout the day. Also read Chennai Hyderabad news

18:33 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka Budget will be presented in first week of March: CM B S Yediyurappa

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said that the state Budget will be presented in the first week of March.

Speaking to reporters in Udupi, Yediyurappa said that he will assess the current financial condition till the Budget is presented. 

“The Assembly session will commence from February 28. The Budget needs extra care owing to the Covid-19 scenario and consequences,” he said, while adding that the budget will be people-friendly this year.

18:33 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Mangaluru police makes approval mandatory for usage of drones

Expressing security concerns posed by drones, the Mangaluru City Police has made it mandatory for those using drones to get prior approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and permission from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law & Order)'s office.

Confirming the same, Police Commissioner N Shashikumar said it was noted that drone cameras were being frequently used for coverage of marriages, protests and private programmes. 'We have found that some drones are flown illegally without a unique identification number (UIN) or Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP) issued by the DGCA, which is mandatory. Such drones will be seized and action will be initiated against users,' he warned.

Further, DCP (Law & Order) Hariram Shankar said that the decision was taken in view of the safety of the public and the security of industries, tourist spots, religious places, educational institutes, international airport, ports, petrol, and oil storage units among other sensitive places in Mangaluru.

Read more

18:21 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Several areas in Bengaluru to experience power outage for next 14 days

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has notified that several areas in the city will experience disruption in electricity supply for six hours daily from Wednesday to February 1.

The outage is expected to be between 9 am to 5 pm due to various developmental works, BESCOM officials said. 

The areas likely to be affected include Whitefield Main Road, Ramagondanahalli, Gunjur, Gunjur Hosahalli, Kachamaranahalli, Vinayaka Theatre, Vinayaka Layout, Varthur Main Road, Balageri Road, Varthur police station, Gandhi Circle, Edga Road, Soranji, Sub registrar Road, Prakash Layout, Madura Nagar, and Valepura.

17:09 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Bengaluru: Police open fire to nab rowdies in separate incidents

A day after the Bengaluru police opened fire at a rowdy sheeter and arrested him for allegedly attacking cops with a long sword, two more similar cases were reported from different parts of the city on Tuesday — one each near Peenya and Puttenahalli.

According to police, the incident at Peenya took place in the morning when officials were trying to nab an accused who had escaped a couple of days back when his other gang members were arrested.

Read more

16:53 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Bengaluru Airport, South India’s busiest Airport processed highest cargo tonnage for December, since inception in 2008

Cargo volumes at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport) continued to maintain positive momentum as 33,053 Metric Tonnes (MT) of cargo were processed in December 2020. Working in close coordination with the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Ministry of Finance and BLR Airport’s cargo partners – Air India SATS and Menzies Aviation Bobba Bengaluru Pvt. Limited – this is the highest amount of cargo ever processed at BLR Airport for the month of December since Airport operations commenced in 2008.
 
BLR Airport is the only Airport in India to reach 100% of the previous year’s tonnage for four consecutive months on a y-o-y basis – between September and December 2020.

International cargo grew at 7%, with a throughput of 20,288 MT in December 2020, the highest in the last 21 months.

16:29 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Kannada activist in fresh soup after vandalism of welcome boards on TN-Karnataka border

Activist and leader of Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha, Vattal Nagaraj has landed in a fresh soup after he, along with members of his outfit, damaged display boards of the state highways department in areas situated close to the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. The roads connecting the two borders are dotted with ‘Welcome’ and ‘Thank You’ boards, erected on behalf of Erode district and highways departments.

The incident in question took place near the Ramapuram area in Thalavadi hills of Erode district on January 10, as about twenty members of the outfit, led by the Nagaraj, tore off stickers which had welcome messages in Tamil. They then proceeded to damage the boards, raising slogans that the welcome messages be scripted in Kannada. They further claimed that Thalavadi belongs to Karnataka.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Nagaraj said “Thalavadi is Kannada land. I launched a protest in 1969, demanding that Thalavadi be annexed (from Tamil Nadu) and officially declared as part of Karnataka. The authorities here should put up Kannada boards. Not a single word (on these boards) is Kannada.”

Read more

16:18 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka to get 300 electric buses under the Centre’s ‘FAME II’ scheme: Transport minister

To reduce air pollution, Karnataka Transport Minister Laxman Savadi announced that about 300 electric buses will be bought by the government soon. 

“The buses, costing Rs 2 crore each, will be bought from a foreign company who are ready to supply electric buses. The central government will provide a Rs 55 lakh subsidy,” he said

"Our drivers would drive the buses and we would pay back to the company on the basis of a kilometre,” he added.

300 full-sized e-buses will be brought under the Centre’s ‘FAME II’ scheme. FAME stands for faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles.

16:00 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Mangaluru: Attack on constable an act of revenge for police firing incident, says Commissioner

Announcing the arrest of six men who allegedly attacked a police officer in broad daylight in the city last month, Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashikumar Tuesday drew links of the incident to the police firing in December 2019 which took place during the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests. 

"Called 'Maya Gang', the accused had attacked head constable Ganesh Kamath in a bid to avenge the incident that erupted during the violence in December 2019 which led to police firing. The officer was a random target of the gang to avenge the police firing," he said.

The arrested accused have been identified as Anish Ashraf (22), Abdul Khader Fahad (23), Sheik Mohammed Harrias (31), Mohammed Kayis (24), Rahil (18), and Mohammed Nawaz (30). 

The officer was attacked near New Chithra junction with a sword by an unknown assailant on December 16, 2020, after which an attempt to murder case was charged and investigated by the police.

14:48 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka doctors demand choice of Covid-19 vaccine before inoculation

The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) has demanded the state government to allow healthcare workers to choose the Covid-19 vaccine that will be administered to them.

A letter written to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar mentions that resident doctors in several districts in the state feel they are being discriminated against. At present, Covaxin is being administered only in district hospitals of Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Ballari, Shivamogga, Chamarajanagar, and Davangere.

“…the resident doctors are concerned that they have been given vaccine- Covaxin, whereas other centres in Karnataka have been receiving Covishield. Before receiving Covaxin we have been made to take the undertaking stating that the clinical efficacy of Covaxin is yet to be established,” the letter read.

Read more

12:15 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Azim Premji & Dr Devi Shetty chosen for Press Club of Bangalore awards

The chairman of Wipro Limited, Azim Premji and the founder chairman of Narayana Health, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty are among those who have been selected for the annual awards given by the Press Club of Bangalore. 

Premji has been chosen for ''Press Club Person of the Year'', while Dr Shetty and actor-Director Sudeep Sanjeev have been selected for the ''Press Club Special Award.''

Besides them, 25 senior journalists have been selected for the ''Press Club Annual Awards'', Press Club of Bengaluru (PCB) said in a release. 

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will felicitate the awardees at a function scheduled for the third week of February, PCB said.

11:53 (IST)19 Jan 2021
‘Expansionary like China, divisive’: Karnataka leaders slam Uddhav’s Belagavi comments

Leaders across party lines in Karnataka, including the Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition, Monday voiced objections to a statement by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, in which he said his government was committed to incorporating Marathi-speaking areas of Karnataka into the state.

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa accused his Maharashtra counterpart of trying to “disturb the prevailing harmonious atmosphere” in the border areas of the states. “Uddhav Thackeray should instead show his commitment towards respecting the principles of unity,” he stated.

Read more

11:11 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Bengaluru: Rowdy sheeter attacks police with sword, arrested

The Bengaluru police opened fire at a rowdy sheeter and arrested him after he allegedly attacked cops with a long sword. The accused has been identified as Vijay alias Gonne Viji who is named in 19 cases in and around Girinagar.

According to the police, the incident took place during the late hours of Sunday night near PES University within the limits of Girinagar police station. “On receipt of a call made by residents of the area who found the accused extorting people using a long sword, a team from Girinagar station had rushed to the spot. On challenging him to surrender, he attacked one of our constables who was injured in the process. The police were forced to fire at his legs,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Harish Pandey told indianexpress.com.

Read more

10:46 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka CM to launch KSPCB app and GPS trackers

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday evening will launch a Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) a mobile app which will give a real-time monitoring system to ensure proper discharge of effluents from small industries to Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) in the city.

The KSPCB will also launch GPS trackers which will be fixed on to tankers bringing effluents from factories for better tracking. 

According to KSPCB, the app is developed to put all relevant information out in the public domain. It will be available on Google Play Store, the official said. “This will allow the public and staffers to interact with us,” the official added.

10:02 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka likely to get wolf sanctuary

With a proposal to declare 822.03 acres of forest area as Bankapur Wolf Sanctuary expected to be discussed by officials of the Karnataka Wildlife Board with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is on cards for Monday, the state is likely to get its first wildlife sanctuary exclusively for wolves in Koppal. 

According to officials, the drylands of Bankapur in the district will house Indian Grey Wolf, if the proposal is accepted. "Grey wolves inhabit the dry grassland regions of Deccan Plateau in pockets and prey on blackbucks and other herbivores," the proposal mentioned. 

Further, officials believe that "conservation of striped hyena, golden jackal, Indian fox, and other fauna" is also possible in the area. At the same time, the Wildlife Board is also mulling over sloth bear sanctuaries and a conservation reserve in the state.

09:17 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka: Vaccination coverage drops further on third day

Karnataka reported an overall coverage of 47 per cent during the Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday, as the same witnessed a drop from 58.4 and 63 per cent during the drive on Sunday and Saturday respectively. 

According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, as many as 38,242 beneficiaries were vaccinated on Monday while the target was 81,219. 

At the same time, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said 42 per cent of the targeted beneficiaries were vaccinated within the limits of the local body on Monday. Most coverage was recorded in RR Nagar (74%), followed by BBMP West (67%), and BBMP South (57%) respectively, data issued by the local civic body indicated.

08:49 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Karnataka: Hospital worker dies after receiving Covid-19 vaccine, health dept denies link

Two days after he was administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, a 43-year-old group D worker at a government hospital in Ballari district in north Karnataka died of a heart attack on Monday evening.

“Nagaraju, 43 yrs of Ballari district who is a permanent employee of the Health department passed away due to a massive heart attack today. He was vaccinated January 16 at around 1:00 PM and was normal till today morning (no uneventful events in 24 hours after vaccination). Today morning when he came to duty, he complained of chest pain at around 09:30 am and collapsed. He was treated immediately and referred to Jindal Sanjeevani hospital for higher treatment. He was admitted to Jindal Sanjeevani Hospital at 11:15 am. Highest level of treatment was provided, but he couldn’t be saved,” the Karnataka health department said in a statement on Monday evening.

“None of the other health care workers who took the vaccine from the same vial had any adverse events. The district-level AEFI Committee met and had detailed discussions. The conclusion is that the death was due to cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to acute antereo septal wall MI,” the statement added.

Read more

08:48 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Less than 500 new Covid-19 cases in state after seven months

Nearly after seven months, Karnataka on Monday reported less than 500 Covid-19 positive cases in a day while reporting nine deaths.

According to the health and family welfare department of Karnataka, in the last 24 hours, the state has reported 435 Covid-19 positive cases. The last time the state reported less than 500 Covid-19 positive cases in a day was on June 27 last year.

Bengaluru urban reported 193 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours, Mysuru reported 35 new cases and Tumakuru reported 26 positive cases and one death. Kodagu reported one death in the last 24 hours.

As on Monday, Karnataka state has 8,033 active patients and Bengaluru urban city alone has 5,273 active Covid-19 patients. As of Monday the state has 0.86 percent of active cases.

The state till date has reported 12,175 deaths due to the virus. The fatality rate is 1.30 percent as on Monday. Among the deaths reported on Monday, a 32-year-old woman from Bengaluru city who was admitted on 18 December last year due to breathlessness succumbed on Saturday.

08:15 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19, lockdown 6.0, unlock phase 6, Sandalwood drug case, Bengaluru violence, BBMP and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time. 

Nagarathna, a ward attendant, becomes the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab at Bangalore medical college, Bengaluru in presence of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. (Express photo)

Two days after he was administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, a 43-year-old group D worker at a government hospital in Ballari district in north Karnataka died of a heart attack on Monday evening.

“Nagaraju, 43 yrs of Ballari district who is a permanent employee of the Health department passed away due to a massive heart attack today. He was vaccinated January 16 at around 1:00 PM and was normal till today morning (no uneventful events in 24 hours after vaccination). Today morning when he came to duty, he complained of chest pain at around 09:30 am and collapsed. He was treated immediately and referred to Jindal Sanjeevani hospital for higher treatment. He was admitted to Jindal Sanjeevani Hospital at 11:15 am. Highest level of treatment was provided, but he couldn’t be saved,” the Karnataka health department said in a statement on Monday evening.

READ | Karnataka: Hospital worker dies after receiving Covid-19 vaccine, health dept denies link

“None of the other health care workers who took the vaccine from the same vial had any adverse events. The district-level AEFI Committee met and had detailed discussions. The conclusion is that the death was due to cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to acute antereo septal wall MI,” the statement added.

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 | Find your nearest fever clinic and testing Covid-19 facility here | 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 January 18 Highlights