Karnataka Covid wrap: More than 3 lakh active cases; engineering and diploma examinations postponed

The total death toll in Bengaluru Urban rose to 6,002 as 97 more people succumbed to the infection in the district.

As Karnataka continued to report a steady rise in the number of Covid-19 infections and related deaths, the active caseload in the state rose above 3 lakh, with 2 lakh infections in Bengaluru Urban alone.

Meanwhile, the total death toll in Bengaluru Urban rose to 6,002 as 97 more people succumbed to the infection in the district. As many as 180 more deaths in the last few days from across the state were linked to Covid-19 by the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

At the same time, with 31,830 new cases, the total tally in the state since March 8 last year rose above 14 lakh. Bengaluru Urban reported 17,550 in the last 24 hours.

Other districts that reported most cases on Tuesday are Mysuru (2,042), Tunakuru (1,196), Ballari (907), and Kalaburagi (772).

Also, the health bulletin noted that 1,33,662 doses of Covid vaccine were administered till 3.30 pm on Tuesday while 10,793 people have recovered from the infection.

‘Depressed after seeing his mother suffer from Covid-19’, man kills self in Hassan

A thirty-year-old man, originally from Kodagu, who was reportedly suffering from depression after seeing his mother suffering from Covid at a hospital, killed himself at Hassan Institute Of Medical Sciences (HIMS).

According to Hassan Police, the deceased has been identified as Sharath Kumar, a resident of Somwarpet.

“Authorities at the medical college alerted us after seeing his body hanging from the terrace of the hospital. His mother had tested positive ten days back and her health was worsening. He (Kumar) is believed to have killed himself after being pained on seeing his mother’s deteriorating health condition,” a police officer said.

An investigation is now underway based on a case registered after the incident.

Bengaluru: Amid curfew, BMTC to operate 150 services for govt, essential workers

As many as 150 essential ordinary services will be operated along 95 routes from 6 am to 7 pm from April 28 to May 12 in Bengaluru, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has stated.

“These services will be operated strictly for the benefit of employees working in the state and central government departments and in essential service sectors. The general public will not be allowed,” an official said.

Meanwhile, in a bid to facilitate travel to people between Bengaluru airport to Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic), six Vayu Vajra (AC Volvo) schedules will also be operated round the clock, BMTC added.

Bengaluru: Non-rail head PRS centres to remain shut

In the wake of the restrictions imposed by the Karnataka government for the next 14 days, non-rail head computerised Passenger Reservation Centres in Bengaluru will remain closed, South Western Railway informed.

“The PRS centres at Banashankari, Jayanagar, Koramangala, K R Market, High Court, Vidhana Soudha, Electronic City and Yelahanka are closed from 28.04.2021 to 11.05.2021 (14 days),” the notification read.

Belagavi: BJP candidate Managala Angadi tests positive

Mangala Angadi, BJP candidate and wife of former Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, said on Tuesday that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

“I have been largely asymptomatic as of now and will be under home quarantine based on the doctor’s advice. I urge all those who came in contact with me in the last few days to get tested and to seek a doctor’s advice accordingly,” she tweeted.

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi wished Angadi a speedy recovery.

Angadi is among the contenders for the post of Lok Sabha MP from the Belagavi segment in Karnataka where Satish Jarkiholi is the Congress candidate. The result of the by-election is scheduled to be declared on May 2.

No victory processions on May 2: Election Commission

The Election Commission Tuesday announced a ban on all victory processions during and after counting on May 2 in view of rising Covid-19 cases.

Among segments where results are awaited are Belgaum (Lok Sabha), Basavakalyan and Maski (both assembly) segments in Karnataka.

This move comes a day after the High Court asked the poll body to prepare a blueprint of how Covid protocols would be followed on the day of counting.

Karnataka: Engineering, Diploma exams postponed

All engineering and diploma examinations scheduled to be held till May 12 have been postponed, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan has said. He added that the decision was made “in view of the corona curfew which will be in effect for 14 days starting from April 27 night” (9 pm).

Also, in charge of the Higher Education Portfolio, he added that new dates for the exams would be announced after the completion of the curfew period.

KSRTC ‘Fly Bus’ services from Bengaluru airport to Mysuru, Madikeri to continue amid curfew

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Tuesday clarified that it would continue to operate the ‘Fly Bus’ services from Bengaluru Airport to Mysuru, and Madikeri for the benefit of passengers arriving at the airport in the Karnataka capital.

While schedules are planned even amid the curfew in place across the state till May 12 (6 am), officials urged passengers to use the online booking facility ( to confirm tickets.

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