Karnataka Bengaluru Live Updates: State records 664 new Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths

Karnataka Bangalore Live Updates: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has begun data collection ahead of an anticipated rollout of Covid-19 vaccine for children between 12-18 years.

Bengaluru News Live Updates: According to the Karnataka Health Department’s bulletin, the state recorded 664 new Covid-19 cases and eight fatalities on Sunday. With 711 recoveries, the total number of active cases stood at 12,301.

Meanwhile, with a fresh Covid-19 cluster identified at a residential school in Chikkamagaluru, the number of educational institutions from where similar incidents were reported in Karnataka during the last week alone has risen to four. The latest addition to the list is Morarji Desai Model Residential School in Sarapanahalli, where 17 students who were residents of the hostel in the campus were diagnosed with the infection, Chikkamagaluru District Surveillance Officer (DSO) Dr Manjunatha H K said.

In other news, Netflix has blocked the first episode of its new crime documentary series, “Crime Stories: India Detectives”, titled ‘A Murdered Mother’”, in the wake of an order from the Karnataka high court. One Sridhar Rao had petitioned the high court against the telecast of the said episode, after which the court had issued the order on October 1. Rao is an accused in the murder documented in the first episode of the series.

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In a first, a lower court in Karnataka has seized a bus belonging to the state-run corporation after it failed to pay Rs 2.82 crore compensation to a road accident victim’s family.

The court had ordered North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) to pay the amount to the family of a software developer who died in a road accident in 2013. The victim, 39-year-old Sanjeev M Patil, was knocked down by a state transport bus while he was crossing the road at Jall tollgate in Bengaluru-Pune Highway around 6 am. Read more.

17 students who were residents of the hostel in the campus were diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Morarji Desai Model Residential School in Sarapanahalli, Chikkamagaluru District Surveillance Officer (DSO) Dr Manjunatha H K said. With this, the number of educational institutions from where similar incidents were reported in Karnataka during the last week alone has risen to four.

“Samples were drawn from a total of 170 inmates of the school hostel and sent for RT-PCR testing as per directions from the district administration, in a random manner. Officials were earlier instructed to test at least 10 per cent students from educational institutions as part of our heightened surveillance measures to keep Covid-19 spread in check,” the DSO told the indianexpress.com. Read more.

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Covid-19 vaccination for children: Bengaluru civic body begins data collection

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has begun data collection ahead of an anticipated rollout of Covid-19 vaccine for children between 12-18 years.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said the civic body was expecting the Centre to release guidelines for inoculating children soon.

“Through this exercise, we will be able to decide whether vaccination drives for children can be carried out at the PHC (primary health centre) level or on a ward-to-ward basis. The option of vaccinating kids at schools is also there,” Gupta told reporters.

Karnataka likely to reintroduce mid-day meal scheme after Dussehra holidays

A week after Karnataka Education Minister B C Nagesh said that the government was looking into the feasibility of resuming the mid-day meal scheme for school students, officials have hinted that it would be reintroduced after Dussehra holidays.

A senior official from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) told Indianexpress.com that suggestions have been sought from all Deputy Directors of Public Instruction (DDPIs) on measures to be taken to implement the scheme. “The DDPIs have been enquired on their preparedness to distribute mid-day meals at schools when they reopen after Dussehra holidays as well,” the official said.

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