Karnataka reported less than 5,000 new coronavirus cases as the recovery rate in the state rose over 90 per cent. Over 1.8 crore people in Karnataka have been vaccinated so far.
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivkumar said the party would go to polls under a collective leadership, and everyone has been asked to ‘stay within limits’.
BJP MLC AH Vishwanath on Friday once again sought Yediyurappa's replacement and alleged corruption and interference in the administration against the CM's younger son BY Vijayendra.
The BJP MLC also lashed out at MLA and CM's political secretary MP Renukacharya and alleged that the latter was also involved in corruption during the first wave of COVID-19.
Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy said BJP and Congress want to bring petrol under GST, and if done so, the taxes would go to the kitty of the Centre and states will be dry of revenue resources.
COVID curfew will be imposed, once lockdown ends, from 7 PM to 5 AM and from 7 PM on Friday to 5 AM on Monday during weekends.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is most likely to conduct a meeting of Ministers, officials and experts on June 11 or 12, to discuss and make a decision on the unlocking process.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported, apart from 2,028 cases in Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru recorded 974 new cases, Shivamogga recorded 703, Hassan 659, Tumakuru 589, followed by others.
The Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister also stressed that only those drivers and conductors who have been administered with both doses of the Covid vaccine will be called for duty.
According to a release by the Ministry of Railways, 614 MT of oxygen has been supplied to Maharashtra, nearly 3,797 MT to Uttar Pradesh, 656 MT to Madhya Pradesh, 5,790 MT to Delhi and 2,212 MT to Haryana.
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Several BJP ministers and MLAs had visited New Delhi and held discussions with the BJP high command reportedly seeking a change of leadership in Karnataka.
As the King of Mysuru he took several social welfare measures and also ensured the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru became functional.
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Health Minister K Sudhakar too said that the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee has suggested that the restrictions can be relaxed once daily cases reach below the 5,000 mark.
Speculations suggest that the Centre wanted Home Minister Basvaraj Bommai to replace BS Yediyurappa as the BJP high command is not happy with the functioning of the government.
A construction worker pedaled 300 kilometers from and to his native village to buy life saving medicines for his son who is suffering from a neurological problem.
The Karnataka government had initially announced a 14-day close down from April 27, but it subsequently imposed a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24, as the Covid-19 cases continued to spike.
The Karnataka government stated that the ICU facility has also been set up in the Taluk hospitals by oxygenating 50 beds and creating six ICUs with ventilators in each of such hospitals after the first wave.