Learn to live with coronavirus; no other option left now: Karnataka CM

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July 6, 2020

Bengaluru, Jul 6: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday said that the "country will have to learn to live with coronavirus as there are no options".

Yediyurappa made the remark after paying tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram, on his death anniversary, at a ceremony in Vidhana Soudha.

"We don't have any other option, we have to learn to live with this virus. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the same thing. We have increased ambulances, we have made all arrangements to fight the pandemic. It is very important to safeguard ourselves," he said.

The Chief Minister added that the state government has made many arrangements to combat the widespread illness.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there is 23,474 number of COVID-19 cases in the state and 372 people have died due to the illness.

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January 8,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 8: Karnataka will get 13,90,000 vials of vaccine for Covid-19 by Saturday and it will be available in all the districts by Monday, Minister for Health Dr K Sudhakar said on Friday.

Thanking the Union Government for considering Karnataka for distribution of the vaccine in the first phase of its availability, the minister said that he was in Chikkaballapur to oversee the dry run of the vaccination second phase today and preparedness of PHCs, Health Centres, Private Hospitals etc, to administer the vaccine.

Claiming that the state is fully prepared to receive and effectively distribute the vaccine to one and all, he said that the state is expected to receive 13,90,000 vials of vaccine doses and it will be distributed to all the districts.

The minister said that the vaccination will be first administered to health care workers. "We have registered 6.30 lakh healthcare workers in the state. Those who are left out maybe in some medical or dental colleges, we have requested them to register. Health workers will be followed by those with comorbidities, those above 60 years and those in other departments like police and revenue working against the pandemic."

COVID-19 vaccination dry run was held at 263 PHCs across the state, including 24 district hospitals, 20 medical colleges, 43 taluk hospitals, 31 community health centres, 87 primary health centres, 30 urban primary health centres and 28 private hospitals.

The first round of the dry run, an exercise for end- to-end testing of COVID-19 vaccination process was held in in five districts of Karnataka- Bengaluru (including BBMP), Belagavi, Kalburgi, Mysore and Shivamogga- on December 2 as per the government of India guidelines.

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January 15,2021

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa to induct 13 ministers for cabinet expansion,  keep three slots vacant- The New Indian Express

Bengaluru, Jan 15: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday clarified that allocation of portfolios to the seven newly inducted Ministers will be announced only after Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the State on Jan 16 and 17.

Speaking to reporters here, he said that since the union Minister for Home is visiting the State to attend various programmes for two days only after his departure the portfolios will be allocated to the new Ministers.

He said allocation of portfolios and reshuffle of the ministry will be discussed with senior party leaders before taking a decision.

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January 15,2021

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Udupi, Jan 15: Even amidst the COVID scare hundreds of devotees thronged to pull and witness the three Chariot Car Festival celebrated in a grand manner in this temple town on Thursday night on the occasion of the 'Makar Sankranti', the year's first festival, officials reported on Friday.

Paryaya Admar Mutt Pontiff Sri Vishwapriya Theertha Swamiji, Junior seer of the Mut Sri Esha Priya Swamiji, Krishnapura Mutt Pontiff Sri Vidyasagara Theertha Swamiji, Phalimar seer Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji, Pejawar Seer Sri Vishwaprasanna Theertha Swamiji, Kaniyoor Swamiji Sri Vidyavallabha Theertha Swamiji, Sode Mutt’s Sri Vishwavallabha Theertha Swamiji and Phalimar Mutt Pontiff Sri Vidya Rajeshwara Theertha Swamiji, among others participated in the rituals.

As part of the festivities Theppotsava was also held wherein the Utsava Murthis of Lord Krishna, Mukhyaprana and Anantheshwara were taken around the 'Madhwa Sarovara'. The idols of Lord Anantheshwara and Chandramauleeshwara were then placed on the chariot and pooja was offered. The chariots were pulled around Carstreet by the devotees.

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