Karnataka Bengaluru Highlights: BMTC to offer free rides on Aug 15; health min urges caution as Covid positivity rate rises
Bengaluru News Today, Karnataka News Highlights: Health Minister K Sudhakar said that while the average Covid positivity rate of Karnataka is 7.2 per cent at the moment, Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Bagalkot and Bellary have higher positivity rates.
The BMTC is offering free bus services in the city from 12 am to 12 am on August 15.
Bengaluru, Karnataka Highlights: The BMTC is offering free bus services in the city from 12 am to 12 am on August 15 as a part of its mission to encourage the use of public transport. The move also comes in the light of BMTC marking 25 years of its foundation on August 15.
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Covid-19 positivity in Karnataka is on a rise with only 17% of the population having taken the booster dose of the vaccine, said Health Minister K Sudhakar on Thursday. He said that while the average positivity rate of Karnataka is 7.2 per cent at the moment, Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Bagalkot and Bellary have higher positivity rates. Dharwad currently has the highest positivity rate, he added.
In other news, clashes broke out in the state’s Koppal village on Thursday, allegedly due to a rivalry following an inter-faith relationship between a couple in the village, reported news agency PTI. Two persons were killed while another person has been injured. Police told PTI that the reason for the clash is being investigated.
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