Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday dismissed fears in some quarters over any possible lockdown amid Covid-19 cases in some educational institutions and the detection of the Omicron, a variant of Covid virus in some parts of the world. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
Resident doctors in Karnataka go on indefinite strike amid Omicron variant concerns
Amid the fear of Covid-19 Omicron variant, nearly 5,000 resident doctors in Karnataka on Monday launched an indefinite strike to press the government to fulfill their three demands including restructuring academic fees as per the 2018-19 academic year.
No proposal to impose lockdown, says Karnataka CM
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday dismissed fears in some quarters over any possible lockdown amid Covid-19 cases in some educational institutions and the detection of the Omicron, a variant of Covid virus in some parts of the world.
Karnataka: Take precautions to prevent entry of new variant, says Mangaluru MLA UT Khader on Omicron
: Mangaluru MLA UT Khader urged the government to be prepared to prevent the possibilities of Covid-19 spread, instead of creating panic about the Omicron variant of the virus.
Karnataka seeks additional grants from Centre for input subsidy to compensate farmers, says CM Basavaraj Bommai
Do not panic, it is being tracked, checked regularly: Karnataka CM on Omicron
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday asked people not to panic about the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’, and suggested them to follow covid precautionary measures strictly.
One is relatively better & the other, we're finding it a little different from Delta variant. We've sent sample to Centre's lab. We're waiting for final inference
Karnataka: Covid-19 swab centre opened at Talapady
Dakshina Kannada health department opened a temporary swab collection centre at the interstate border in Talapady on Monday.
Sample of one South African national is different from Delta, says Karnataka minister
Amid the Omicron variant of Covid-19 creating concern globally, Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday said the sample of one of the two South African nationals who came to Bengaluru recently is ‘different from the Delta variant’.
Bodies of Covid-19 victims “rotting” in Bengaluru hospital for over one year
In a heart-wrenching incident, the bodies of two Covid-19 victims, who died in July 2020, are “rotting” in the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Hospital mortuary in the city for the past over one year.
Mysuru: IGP (Southern range) Pawar Praveen Madhukar on Monday handed over to CID to probe into the death of a person under mysterious circumstances when he was in police custody in Nanjangud. Meanwhile, a magisterial inquiry into the incident has also started. Based on the complaint lodged by the family of deceased person Siddaraju, police registered a case against a woman and her family members under Section 302 of the IPC.
Mysuru: 3.8 lakh vaccine doses available in the district, says DC
64.65% above the 18 years received both the doses of Covid vaccines: DC Bagadi Gautham
He said that many are showing vaccine hesitation in Mysuru city which is really sad. 1 lakh population above 18 years yet to take Covid 19 vaccines in Mysuru.
Karnataka govt increases daily tests by 20,000
With Covid-19 cases increasing among students and the Omicron variant being a new threat, the state government has set a fresh target to conduct RT-PCR tests in seven districts, including BBMP limits.The government has ordered to increase the number of RT-PCR tests by 20,000 – to 80,000 from the existing 60,000. In view of cluster cases reported in some districts in the state, it is critical to augment and strengthen Covid-19 surveillance.
Mysuru testing target increased from 3,000 to 5,000 per day: DC Bagadi Gautham
Number of nursing students who tested Covid positive in 2 nursing colleges in Mysuru since Nov 16 touches 72
A majority are asymptomatic, said DC Bagadi Gautha. This cluster outbreak is caused by normal variant, he added.
Karnataka doctors on indefinite protest for Covid risk allowance
Karnataka resident doctors and interns boycotted all services at Out Patient Department (OPD) and other services in all government medical colleges across the state on Monday demanding immediate release of Covid risk allowances and fulfilment of other demands. (IANS)
Karnataka: In view of the new variant of Covid-19, Dakshina Kannada district administration resumes Covid screening at Talapady checkpost, conducting RT-PCR test of those coming to the district from Kerala without Covid negative report (ANI)
Weather forecast for state for today, tomorrow
Scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over Malnad & Coastal Karnataka regions and scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains likely over SIK districts and isolated to scattered very light to moderate rains likely over NIK districts .
Bengaluru: Palike to ensure stricter enforcement of norms
Amidst a slight increase in Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru, marshals have renewed their crackdown on those violating Covid-appropriate behaviour. Fifty-four teams, each comprising four members, have spread out across the city, and are monitoring people.
Karnataka ACB raids: Man who started on Rs 2,000 monthly pay holds assets 14X more than income
Vasudev RN joined government service for a monthly salary of Rs 2,000 in 1995. After he took voluntary retirement as project director-planning, Nirmiti Kendra, a few months ago, his assets were worth Rs 30 crore.Though the 57-year-old was drawing a monthly salary of Rs 1.5 lakh, his assets were 1,434% in excess of his known sources of income, said Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigators. READ MORE