National

Covid-19: Karnataka witnesses fourth death, 16 new positive cases detected

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on April 04, 2020 Published on April 04, 2020

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

As Bengaluru records 55 cases of total 144 in state, Yediyurappa holds emergency meet with MLAs

As Bengaluru recorded 55 positive Coronavirus cases out of the 144 reported in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held an emergency meeting with all the legislators, MPs, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and other ministers from Bengaluru city.

As per the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department bulletin on Saturday, 16 new cases have been confirmed in the state. Till date, 144 Coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed which includes four deaths and 11 discharges. So far, 126 coronavirus positive patients are in isolation at designated hospitals.

District-wise cases are as follows: Bengaluru – 55 total confirmed cases (cured or discharges 9 cases) and one death; Mysore – 28 cases; Dakshina Kannada – 12 cases; Uttara Kannada – 8 cases; Chikkaballapura – 7 cases; Kalaburgi – 5 cases, (2 cured) one death case; Ballari five cases; Davangere – three cases; Udupi three cases; Dharwad one case; Kodagu one case; Tumukuru one case (one death); Bidar 10 cases; Bagalkote one case (one death): Belagavi three cases and Bengaluru rural, one case.

Quarantine

Home quarantine enforcement squad have quarantined 20 persons in institutions on Friday based on the complaints received from public and till date 361 have been shifted from home quarantine to institutional quarantine.

Chief minister, later after the meeting with elected representatives, told reporters, “I briefed them about the situation in the city and the preventive measures taken by the state government. In all 17 committees, helpline and war-room has been set up and they are working 24×7.”

“I’ve also explained to them that how preventive measures are strengthened and on the supply of essentials to citizens. 480 Horticultural Producers Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society (Hopcoms) are working. Mobile Hopcoms have been pressed into service and are also working,” he added.

The government is ready to co-operate and support all efforts of the elected representatives. At the meet, a few elected representatives complained that non-ration cardholders are not getting essentials. and told that they have made arrangements to supply foodgrains to this lot, with most of them are from other states.

Chief Minister instructed the officials to take measures and provide relief and essentials to unorganized workers and suggested to restrict the movement of people. “We have decided to issue strict warning to private hospitals which are closed or not treating patients,” he said.

Clarifying the closure of Indira Canteen, Chief Minister said “We have stopped Indira Canteen supply because the facility is being misused. Let us wait; we will restore it if the situation demands.”

Published on April 04, 2020

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Support Quality Journalism
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.