Bangalore Today News:
Clusters increase number of active Covid-19 cases in Karnataka
With the identification of four new clusters of Covid-19 in Karnataka – two in Bengaluru, one in Dharwad and one in Mysuru – the total number of active cases in the state has increased from 6,707 on November 23 to 6,831 on the 28th. November. According to the Karnataka Covid -19 War Room data, the average positivity rate for the state over the past seven days is 0.39%. On November 21, the War Room reported that the state’s average positivity rate was 0.31%.
Resident doctors start indefinite strike and withdraw from elective services
The Karnataka Resident Physicians Association (KARD) began an indefinite strike from Monday, suppressing all elective services, including the outpatient department (OPD) and elective operating theater (excluding services emergency), in all KARD-affiliated medical schools. Their demands include the payment of a Covid-19 risk allowance and the payment of an allowance to postgraduate students and interns, and the restructuring of academic fees, according to the 2018-19 academic year.
Karnataka government calls for ban on travelers from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong
Amid the Omicron threat and also new Covid-19 clusters reported in the state, the Karnataka government has asked the Center to ban travelers from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong. “We have asked the Center to ban the arrival of passengers from these three countries where cases attributed to the new strain have been detected,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters in Bengaluru.