Karnataka Bangalore News August 24 Highlights: CM Basavaraj Bommai said that the state will ramp up its efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, and is planning five lakh vaccinations every day in the month of September. He added that the “government of India has assured us all help and I’m confident that they will give 1.5 crore vaccines” to help them achieve the target of vaccinating 80 per cent of the population in the next three-four months.
He was speaking at the launch of the ‘Vaccinate India Programme’, an initiative of the Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka in collaboration with the Give India Foundation, attended by President M Venkaiah Naidu and Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot.
On Tuesday, the state recorded 1,259 new Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka forest department has shortlisted 14 ceremonial elephants for the world-famous Dasara Jumbo Savari in Mysuru.