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Karnataka gets ₹4,314 crore GST compensation

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on June 05, 2020 Published on June 05, 2020

State sees highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases

Karnataka gets a breather as the Centre released ₹4,314.13 crore as Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation to for the December 2019-February 2020 period.

The compensation has come at a time when the State’s finances have been hit due to lockdown.

High single-day spike

The State reported 515 new Covid-19 positive cases on Friday. This is the highest single-day spike so far and takes the total number of cases to 4,835. Of these, 483 cases were of individuals who had travelled from other States and one international traveller.

Total numbers discharged after treatment stood at 1,688, total active cases was 3,088 and total death 59.

Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said, after KIMS Hubbali, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) became the second hospital to successfully treat Coronavirus patients with plasma therapy and congratulated all doctors and stafffor this success.

Also the Chief Secretary has issued orders regarding movement of buses, taxis and autos during curfew hours from night 9 pm to 5 am. The order said, “State transport corporations (BMTC, KSRTC, NEKRTC, and NWKRTC) buses have been allowed to operate during night curfew hours.

Published on June 05, 2020
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