Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: State logs 6,570 contemporary instances and 36 deaths; evening curfew introduced in some locations

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Karnataka Thursday reported 6,570 contemporary Covid-19 instances and 36 fatalities, taking its tally to 10,40,130 and the toll to 12,767.

The state additionally noticed 2,393 sufferers getting discharged after restoration, taking the cumulative tally of recoveries to 9,73,949, the Health division mentioned.

According to a bulletin issued by the division, of 53,395 lively instances, 53,038 sufferers are in isolation at designated hospitals and steady, whereas the remaining 357 are in ICU. A complete of over 2,23,23,599 samples have been examined thus far, of which 1,08,757 have been performed on Thursday alone.

Thursday marked the third consecutive day that the state reported over 6,000 contemporary instances, with Bengaluru Urban alone accounting for 4,422 of them. The state had logged 6,976 instances on Wednesday.

Of the 36 deaths reported, 22 have been from Bengaluru Urban, three from Kalaburagi, 2 every from Bengaluru Rural and Mandya and one every from Belagavi, Bidar, Dharwad, Kolar, Mysuru Tumakuru and Vijayapura.

Kalaburagi reported 240 new instances, adopted by Mysuru at 216, Tumakuru 183, Dakshina Kannada 145, Uttara Kannada 142, Bidar 129 and Ballari 126, amongst others.

Bengaluru Urban district at present tops the record of constructive instances, with a complete of 4,64,438, adopted by Mysuru at 57,385 and Ballari at 40,308.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban is prime of the pile with 4,20,751, adopted by Mysuru at 54,739 and Ballari at 39,119.

Night curfew introduced in some locations in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Thursday night attended the digital assembly referred to as by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to debate the Covid-19 scenario with CMs.

Following the assembly, Yediyurappa introduced {that a} evening curfew (‘Corona curfew’) shall be imposed from April 10 to 20 in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumkuru, Udupi and Manipal.

He additionally mentioned that requested Prime Minister Modi to offer oxygen turbines from the PM-CARES fund to lower the load on oxygen manufacturing within the state.

Covid testing to be stepped up in Bengaluru, says Health Minister Dr. Ok. Sudhakar

“Instructions have been given to conduct 1 lakh testing per day in Bengaluru and to identify at least 20 primary and secondary contacts for each case,” mentioned Health & Medical Education Minister Dr. Ok. Sudhakar on Thursday.

Speaking to media individuals in Bengaluru after chairing a gathering with officers of BBMP, Bengaluru Urban and Rural district, the minister mentioned that these measures have been initiated within the backdrop of the surge in instances. “People should cooperate if officials visit home for Covid testing,” he mentioned.

BBMP to conduct door to door survey

There are 8,500 cubicles in BBMP limits and a group shall be shaped in every of them to conduct a door-to-door survey, the well being minister mentioned.

“Their mandate will include testing, spreading awareness on isolation guidelines, necessary assistance to Covid-infected persons, treatment of people in home isolation, stamping, health check-up, ensuring oxygen service for the infected persons etc. Though this programme was launched last year, it could not be implemented. But now we will ensure it happens. Every ward will have one ambulance. A total of 250 ambulances have been made available,” the minister mentioned.

50 per cent beds for Covid sufferers in non-public hospitals

After the assembly with officers on Thursday, Health Minister Sudhakar mentioned non-public hospitals have been directed to order 50 % beds for Covid sufferers. “Guidelines will be out soon regarding modalities for reference from a government hospital and direct admission. We have requested the home department to provide two thousand home guards for enforcement of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. I will also request the Chief Minister in this regard,” mentioned Dr.Sudhakar.

“Presently, 1,000 beds are available for Covid patients in Bengaluru and measures have been initiated to increase it by another 3-4 thousand additional beds. Information on availability of beds will be put on our portal to ensure transparency,” he added.

Bengaluru Archbishop directs suspension of public liturgical companies in church buildings, chapels

With rising coronavirus instances, the Archbishop of Bengaluru Rev Peter Machado ordered suspension of public liturgical companies in church buildings, chapels and establishments of Bengaluru city and rural districts from April 7 to 20.

“In view of the new stringent directives of the government, issued on April 6 wherein the police department has clamped down on all the public religious services, it is right and fitting that we should cooperate with the government, as it is for our own good, safety and benefit, and to curb the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic,” Rev Machado mentioned in his message to all of the church buildings and establishments related to the church.

Prohibiting all the general public non secular companies in church buildings, chapels and Institutions of Bengaluru Archdiocese from April 7 to 20, Rev Machado mentioned the church buildings and chapels could also be saved open for personal visits and adoration. The clergymen might have a good time the non secular companies in non-public with a number of or no participation of the general public, he mentioned.

Rev Machado underlined that most precautions and customary working procedures must be strictly adopted. For sacramental celebrations, that are pre-arranged on this interval like baptism, first Holy Communion, affirmation, marriages et al, no more than 50 shall be allowed; if doable, with closed door celebrations and SOPs in place, he mentioned.

For funerals, too, no more than 50 needs to be allowed, the Archbishop mentioned including, there shall be no funeral mass within the church buildings however it might be held in cemeteries with SOPs in place. The archdiocese additionally determined to carry out its companies on-line.

The every day and Sunday Holy Masses, Eucharistic Adoration and different paraliturgical celebrations shall be live-streamed on the Archdiocesan YouTube, Facebook and different hyperlinks. Likewise, the parishes may additionally live-stream their liturgical companies to their parish group by giving enough data and publicity for it, the order learn.

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