In the midst of increasing cases in the city, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed the officials to arrange the treatment for patients as soon as possible.
As per the reports coming in from sources close to the Chief Minister, he has directed the officials to arrange 2,500 beds in under half an hour. Even as this seems ridiculous, the Chief Minister has ordered the Private Hospital Association to arrange for 2,500 beds in the city in under 30 minutes.
The Chief Minister was apparently in a meeting with the association along with Minister SR Bommai. He has given a deadline of 30 minutes to the association to prepare the beds. He has told them that he will meet them again after half an hour to hear the progress. This has been a strict action plan against the novel coronavirus pandemic in the city.
Highest Spike On Sunday
On Sunday, both the state Karnataka and its capital city Bengaluru broke its own record by reporting the highest number of cases for a day. While Karnataka reported over 1000 cases on Sunday, Bengaluru reported close to 800.
The city of Bengaluru continues to add more number of cases in its tally. In the last two days, the city has reported 1379 fresh COVID cases and 7 deaths. In the last two weeks, the city has seen 2624 cases and 56 deaths while only 206 people have recovered. The rising cases in the capital have increased the worries of the state government which was looking forward to unlocking the economy. The government has constantly finding newer measures to contain the pandemic along with running the economy.
The state government has decided to impose total lockdown on Sundays starting from July 5th. The state also revised the daily curfew timings and increased it by an hour. From June 29th, the curfew will be observed from 8 pm to 5 am. The government has also decided that all government offices will run for only five days while it will remain closed in the weekend. Karnataka State Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Monday revealed that close to 25.92 percent of total cases in Karnataka is from the city of Bengaluru.
Source: News First Live