Latest Karnataka News: The Karnataka government On Thursday, B.S. Yediyurappa authorised the first phase in the procurement of one core COVID vaccine dose of Covishield vaccine for Rs 400 crore.
From May 1, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa tweeted that this would make inoculation easier for those aged 18 to 44. Beginning April 28, I urge anybody above the age of 18 to register for the vaccine, he said. Beginning May 1st, the Centre declared that all adults over the age of 18 would be able to get vaccinated.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers of ten states, including Karnataka, on Friday at 10 a.m. to discuss the pandemic. The meeting included fever centres, helplines, teleconsultation, and emergency services for people in home isolation.
Mr. B. S. Yediyurappa, Chief Minister Of Karnataka who was discharged from the hospital on Thursday morning after being treated for COVID-19, held a virtual meeting with his Bengaluru ministers in the evening to address the city’s growing number of COVID-19 cases and decided to engage the assistance of volunteers and NGOs to complement facilities.
The meeting decided to ensure that patients in private hospitals across the city had access to beds, and zonal officials were held accountable for any lapses. Nodal officers assigned to each of the city’s eight zones were also kept accountable for ensuring proper care.
The death toll from COVID-19 has risen, officials have been instructed to make temporary arrangements to hold bodies at crematoriums for a few hours in order to ensure that final rites are carried out smoothly by family members.