The coronavirus pandemic has hit some harder than others. Among the most vulnerable in India is its remote workforce that constitutes 40 to 60 million artisans. These artisans are part of the unorganised sector who need an ecosystem to get access to the global market. Shining a ray of hope in these grim times, many organisations have put up sincere efforts to create a sustainable growth plan for them.
Karnataka government issued an order lifting Sunday and night curfews from August 1, and allowed gyms and yoga institutes to reopen from August 5 in line with the Centre’s Unlock 3.0 guidelines.
(This story originally appeared in Bangalore Mirror on August 2, 2020)
A Spanish tourist, who arrived in India in March and couldn’t leave because of the coronavirus pandemic, has been enjoying the village life in Udupi district, learning the local language, culture and ways. Tresa Soriano, 34, an industrial designer from the Spanish city of Valencia, can now speak a few sentences in Kannada. She’s been staying at a friend’s house in Heranjal village.
When government schools reopen after the pandemic, they can decide their own uniform and procure the material locally. In a bid to decentralise the process given the logistical constraints imposed by Covid-19, the department of public instruction has empowered the School Development and Monitoring Committee (SDMC) to choose a uniform for students of classes 1to
Inaccurate Covid-19 test reports are adding to the anxieties of patients and their family members in Dakshina Kannada district. Health and district officials are also concerned about the increasing number of complaints.
Nearly 770 people have been booked in the city for violating home quarantine rules in the past 30 days. About 1.4 lakh people are currently in home isolation, according to civic body BBMP.
To improve connectivity to the unused Rs 40-crore Basaveshwara KSRTC bus terminal in Peenya, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) plans to set up a station on the Green Line (Yelachenahalli - Nagasandra).
With Bengaluru continuing to witness a spike in Covid cases, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to fastrack identification of vulnerable segments, including senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions, by undertaking door-to-door surveys across the city every 10 days.
Despite a steep rise in Covid-19 positive cases, Karnataka in the past 24 hours saw 3,860 patients walking out of the hospital cured of the infection. It’s the highest number of discharges in a day so far.
Around 11am on Thursday, 88-year-old Narasaiah received a message that he had tested positive for Covid-19. The BBMP control room told him to be ready in two hours to be shifted to hospital. Narasaiah took BBMP at its word and waited. He got to hospital only on Saturday.
Their newspapers were stopped, the milkman and help were barred and nobody would so much as speak to them.