On Thursday, The Karnataka COVID 19 cases tally rose to 3,09,792 with over 9000 fresh cases in a single day. This the biggest jump in the number of Coronavirus cases in the state since the first case was confirmed in Bengaluru on March 8. From the 9386 new cases, 3357 cases were in the capital city alone.
Meanwhile, The police commissioner of Bengaluru city, Kamal pant said that 1501 police officers had been tested positive to the Coronavirus. He said, “As on date, 1501 Bengaluru police officers have been tested positive to the virus and 14 of them had died due to the virus. But only one percent of the Total workforce was affected by the virus, most of them have recovered and 1,100 officers have resumed their duty.”
CM Yediyurappa launches Shikshaka Mitra app
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, on Friday, launches a new Shikshaka Mitra mobile app, developed on the special request of the Department of primary and secondary education. This app is developed to help the various stakeholders of the education sector in the state.
The chief minister also released two books during the event namely, Vidyavineeta and Shikshana Yatra.
Other news related to Bengaluru
During the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a sharp rise in the child marriages reported in Karnataka. According to the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), During the last four months lockdown, there has a total of 107 child marriages reported in the states while there was a total of 156 cases reported in a year.
KSCPCR Chairman Dr. Sebastian Anthony said that ” While the administration was busy handling COVID 19 lockdown across the state, parents thought its best time to get their child married. There may be Many marriages got unnoticed by the administration due to the imposed lockdown.”
He further added that but the child helpline, the nodal agency for helping the child had made over 550 interventions between March and June related to the issues of child marriages in the state.
The unlock Phase 4 is going to proceed from September 1, and many relaxations will be given to the States. While cinemas and educational institutions will remain closed, other facilities may get resumed.
Among the 17 cities surveyed by Times of India, Bengaluru is the most open city.