Karnataka Monday logged the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths at 10, since the second wave hit the state in March this year, with Bengaluru recording zero Covid-19 deaths. However, the health experts opined that it is too early to lower the guard against the virus. They advised people to be vigilant as the third wave is expected to hit in the first week of October.
In a bid to reduce traffic congestion in the area due to the ongoing Metro work, the Karnataka government has issued an advisory to IT companies and parks located along Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road (ORR) to extend the work-from-home (WFH) option for their employees till the end of December 2022. The advisory was issued by E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Electronics, IT & Biotechnology, who later clarified that it was only a suggestion and not mandatory.
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
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