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As part of Karnataka government’s lockdown plan to contain the spread of coronavirus, all essential shops in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts, except pharmacies, to remain shut.
Three lakh househelps left jobless, seek Karnataka govt aid
Given the spike in Covid positive cases and deaths, Bengalureans told domestic helps not to report for work as they feared the risk of infection would be higher.
This the second time in the past three months after many employers asked them to return to work when lockdown restrictions were eased. About 3 lakh domestic helps across the state are now without jobs and a steady income.
No decision yet on reopening schools in Karnataka: Minister
After minutes of the July 15 HRD ministry meeting where Karnataka education department officials said schools are reopening on September 1 went viral, the state government clarified it was only an opinion, not a decision.
“The state government has not decided yet on starting schools. That they will reopen in September was only a general opinion expressed by our officials at the meeting. At present, we have no plans to start schools unless there is a conducive environment. There’s no need for anxiety,” said primary and secondary minister S Suresh Kumar.
*Karnataka took fewer days to get to 1,200 after the first 50 deaths compared to Delhi and Tamil Nadu, while Maharashtra took five days more than Karnataka did.
*Karnataka, which tested 3.7 lakh samples in 19 days this month at a daily average of over 20,000 tests, on Sunday crossed the 1-million milestone. However, it compares poorly among the big states.
Karnataka: Lockdown survey on migrants yet to take off
Bengaluru: Having received serious backlash over how it handled the nationwide lockdown and the way it treated – or rather completely overlooked – the plight of migrant workers, the government this time decided to introduce mitigation measures.
A day after the week-long lockdown kicked in, the revenue department, on July 15, issued an order asking all districts under lockdown to conduct a fresh survey of people from economically vulnerable sections. Six districts are under lockdown – Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad and Kalaburagi.
*The Karnataka government on Sunday turned the heat on private hospitals by forming seven special teams to ensure they followed the bed-reservation matrix to treat Covid-19 patients, while the new BBMP commissioner inspected three big private hospitals for compliance.

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