Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 7 Highlights: The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) Monday held a ‘symbolic protest’ in Bengaluru demanding that the government waive off tuition fee for postgraduate medicos, among other needs.
During the protest, doctors were seen holding empty coconut shells to symbolise “lack of response from the government despite their hard efforts.” KARD President Dayanand Sagar said, “There have been no proper clinical academic activities happening across the state. We urge the government to exempt us from the tuition fee stipulated for the year 2020-21.”
In an attempt to minimise the spread of coronavirus infections, Bengaluru’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to crackdown on commercial establishments violating Covid-19 norms, ordering officials to impose fines ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1 lakh.
According to a recent order by BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad, commercial establishments in the city are obliged to ensure that people on their premises follow Covid-19 containment rules including use of masks and maintaining social distance to avoid being ‘super-spreaders’.