Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 22 Highlights: Amid speculations of yet another lockdown on cards for Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, Health Minister K Sudhakar Monday reiterated that the same was not considered at present. “Semi-lockdown or lockdown is not considered for now. We need to learn from past mistakes,” he said in Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) situated in Karnataka’s Udupi district continued to host a growing cluster of Covid-19 cases as the total number of infections on campus rose to 299. Sudhakar added that a decision will be taken regarding educational institutions after discussing it with the Chief Minister.
At the same time, as many as 1715 more people contracted coronavirus infection across Karnataka on Sunday, as Bengaluru continued to report most among all districts in Karnataka. With 1039 of them being reported from the capital city alone, the same amounted to over 60 per cent of the new caseload.
Other districts that reported most cases on Thursday are Udupi (170), Mysuru (70), Bidar (61) and Dakshina Kannada (54).