A 32-year-old mother who is a staff nurse at the Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) had a surprise caller on Wednesday: chief minister BS Yediyurappa. The CM was calling Suganda Korepura to express his admiration for her dedication and spirit of selfless service.
The lockdown enforced to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state should continue with some modifications at infection hotspots like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Bidar, Mangaluru and Kalaburagi till April 30, feel experts involved in handling the outbreak.
In a move aimed at overcoming the dearth of personal protection equipment (PPE), a Gadag-based orthopaedic surgeon has invented a throat swab sample collection booth which not only drastically cuts down the need for PPEs, but also manpower.
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday claimed the 21-day countrywide lockdown imposed by the Centre has so far been only 75 % successful in Karnataka, despite the governments best efforts to ensure people conform to rules. Alluding to the steady rise in Covid-19 cases, he suggested the government may extend the lockdown beyond April 14.
The state on Sunday responded enthusiastically to the nineminute blackout call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, underlining the fact that peoples spirits are undaunted by the virus outbreak and the shutdown it has entailed.
A 33-year-old man who returned to Dharwad from Australia, and had tested positive for Covid-19, was discharged from the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Hubballi on Sunday after the doctors confirmed that he had recovered fully.
A cluster infection from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi surfaced in the state on Thursday as 10 delegates from Bidar and a family member of a Kalaburagi delegate tested positive for Covid-19. The latter delegate himself tested negative.