Recoveries outnumber new coronavirus cases in Karnataka

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October 15, 2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 15: Karnataka's recoveries at 8,841 outnumbered 8,477 new Covid cases on a single day on Wednesday.

"With 8,841 discharged in the last 24 hours, 6,20,008 patients have recovered across the state till date, while 8,477 fresh cases rose the Covid tally to 7,43,848, including 1,13,538 active cases," said the state health bulletin on Thursday night,

However, 85 patients succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,283 since the pandemic broke in the state on March 8.

Bengaluru registered 3,788 fresh cases, taking its Covid tally to 2,97,193, including 65,268 active cases, while 2,28,462 recovered so far, with 3,520 discharged in the last 24 hours.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 352 are in Bengaluru hospitals, followed by Dharwad 80, Ballari 75, Hassan 51, Kalaburagi 47 and Chamarajanagara 43.

Out of 1,04,811 tests conducted on Wednesday, 30,977 were through rapid antigen detection and 73,834 through RT-PCR.

"Positivity rate reduced to 8.09 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1 per cent," the bulletin added.

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November 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 20: In a surprise submission, the Karnataka government on Thursday told the High Court that it has no intention to prosecute Bangalore South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya and other political leaders for not wearing a mask while in public space.

In an affidavit, the government said it does not intend to pursue further action against violators of the mask and physical distancing rule under the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act as it is the uniform policy to not inflict 'harsh punishment'. A fine of Rs 250 for urban areas and Rs 100 for rural areas is deemed as sufficient punishment.

But the bench headed by Chief Justice AS Oka was not impressed. The bench observed that once a person furnishes the fine amount, they admit to committing the violation, and the state government’s failure to prosecute them has serious consequences. The state government has been urged to put its statement on record on the next date of hearing.

The government’s refusal against prosecuting violators was intended only to protect politicians, the bench said. Even opposition leaders like Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President DK Shivakumar were also found guilty of the same violations.

The bench is hearing a petition filed by advocate Ramesh Puthige raising allegations that directives for Covid-19 management laid down by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) were not followed or implemented in Karnataka.

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November 30,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 30: A five-year-old child suffered extremely critical injuries after being hit by a bullet water tanker at Ullalbail, near Thokkottu on outskirts of the city on Monday evening.

The injured child has been identified as Krishna (5), son of an Uttar Pradesh based couple.

The child is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Deralakatte.

A video of the incident shows the child running on the road when his parents were waiting to cross the road. A speeding tanker which was coming from Thokkottu towards Ullal hit the child.

The tanker ran over his stomach and hand. Locals fed water to the child and immediately stepped in to carry him to the hospital.

Naguri traffic police have registered a case against the driver of the driver and taken him into custody.

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November 19,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 19: The Dakshina Kannada District Youth Congress and the Mulki-Moodbidri unit of the party took out a torch light parade from the Circuit House to Kenjar near Bajpe on Wednesday night in protest against handing over of the Mangalore International Airport to the Adani Group.

Addressing the protestors, District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai said the local MP could have stopped privatisation of the airport, but he lacked the willpower to do so. It is regrettable that the MP who ought to have protected the identity and respect of the district has maintained silence.

He declared that the protest will continue until the airport is named after the Tulunadu folk legends Koti Chennaya.

Former Minister Ramanatha Rai, who also spoke, said the renaming of the airport as Adani Mangalore International Airport was an insult to the people of the district.

Former minister Abhayachandra Jain, former MLA Shakuntala Shetty, District Mahila Congress President Shalet Pinto, were among others who participated in the protest.

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