Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: Karnataka reports 815 new Covid-19 cases, 393 in Bengaluru alone

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: Health Minister K Sudhakar said that three more people who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive for the mutant strain of coronavirus, as the total rose to ten in the state.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: As many as 825 more people contracted coronavirus infection in Karnataka on Tuesday, while 1377 others recovered from the infection. Of these, 393 new cases and 931 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone. The number of active cases further dropped to 9637 (6147 in Bengaluru).

Meanwhile, Health Minister K Sudhakar said that three more people who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive for the mutant strain of coronavirus, as the total rose to ten in the state. He added, “75 people who returned from the UK were yet to be traced and the Home Department and the city corporation authorities have assured to locate them soon.”

At the same time, 1,23,067 samples were tested (including 11,445 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on January 5 were Mysuru (57), Dakshina Kannada (44), Hassan (33), and Chikkaballapura (29 each).

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In a bid to recreate the historic ‘Anubhava Mantapa’ established in the 12 century by social reformer Basavanna, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will lay the foundation stone for a monumental project in Basavakalyan in Bidar district on Wednesday.

“This Rs 500 crore project will showcase to the entire world the divine teachings of the reformist saint and help in resurgence of the values of Sri Basavanna,” Yediyurappa said ahead of the ceremony.

As per the government’s plan, the project includes various features such as a tower in the form of a large linga, a state-of-the-art robotics system, open-air theatre, terrace gardens, and Dasoha Bhavan among others in the area spanning across 7.5 acres.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated GAIL’s 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, with a capacity to transport 12 million standard cubic meters of natural gas per day.

Constructed at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore, he said the pipeline is part of the government’s One Nation One Gas Grid programme, aimed at boosting the share of natural gas in India’s primary energy basket from 6.3 per cent currently to 15 per cent by 2030.

The pipeline would reduce energy costs for the poor, middle class and industry, help supply gas to city gas distribution systems, boost development of CNG transportation in many cities, supply low-cost energy to fertiliser, chemical and petrochemical plants beside reducing pollution in both Kerala and Karnataka, Modi said.

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After the Kerala government declared the outbreak of bird flu (H5N8) in two southern districts as a state disaster, Karnataka has put four bordering districts on high alert.

The Karnataka government has issued a general alert to all deputy commissioners and put Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru, Kodagu and Udupi districts on high alert.

The Kodagu district administration established checkposts in the border areas of Kutta, Makutta and Karike for screening poultry birds and products arriving from the Kerala besides sanitising the transport vehicles as a precautionary measure.

A huge fire broke out in a battery manufacturing unit in Harohalli industrial area on Kanakapura Road in Bengaluru Tuesday evening after which 80 employees were evacuated safely.

According to fire officials at the spot, no injuries or casualties were reported. “Around 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot at around 6.20 pm. However, most parts of the factory and two others adjacent to the unit had been damaged by then,” they said.

Officials suspect a short circuit could have sparked the blaze, but are yet to ascertain the source of the flames.

Karnataka on Tuesday promulgated the anti-cow slaughter ordinance that provides for punishment for killing of cattle and offers protection to those “acting in good faith” to save them, as the bill to this effect is yet to be cleared by the Legislative Council.

The state cabinet had last week decided to promulgate the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance- 2020, which has now received the Governor’s assent.

Under the ordinance, slaughter of cattle will lead to imprisonment of up to 3 to 7 years and a fine ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh, and subsequent offences will attract imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

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As many as 825 more people contracted coronavirus infection in Karnataka on Tuesday, while 1377 others recovered from the infection. Of these, 393 new cases and 931 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone. The number of active cases further dropped to 9637 (6147 in Bengaluru).

Meanwhile, Health Minister K Sudhakar said that three more people who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive for the mutant strain of coronavirus, as the total rose to ten in the state. He added, “75 people who returned from the UK were yet to be traced and the Home Department and the city corporation authorities have assured to locate them soon.”

At the same time, 1,23,067 samples were tested (including 11,445 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on January 5 were Mysuru (57), Dakshina Kannada (44), Hassan (33), and Chikkaballapura (29 each).

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Under the ordinance, slaughter of cattle will lead to imprisonment of up to 3 to 7 years and a fine ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh, and subsequent offences will attract imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. (Picture for representation)

Meanwhile, Karnataka on Tuesday promulgated the anti-cow slaughter ordinance that provides for punishment for killing of cattle and offers protection to those “acting in good faith” to save them, as the bill to this effect is yet to be cleared by the Legislative Council.

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At the same time, monthly meetings across various decentralised levels, setting up a war room, and issuing identity cards to members are among the major plans envisioned by Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy to nurture his party from the cadre-level, which, he said, will be put into practice from the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Also Read | Kumaraswamy planning to restructure JD(S) ahead of 2023 Karnataka assembly polls

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