Bengaluru: After mulling over it for about a week, Karnataka government said it would ease lockdown from Thursday (April 23), allowing a range of services - from private clinics, veterinary centres to home repairs involving carpenters, plumbers, electricians and mechanics.

However, 16 new positive cases were reported from April 22, 5:00 PM to April 23, 12:00 PM. Bengaluru which reported 2 cases on Wednesday added 9 more to the list of positive cases.

Till now, the state has reported 443 COVID-19 cases, including 17 deaths and 141 discharges, said the health bulletin released by Karnataka government.

Two residents of Hubballi and Mandya tested positive for COVID-19 even as large-scale traffic movement was reported in some parts of Bengaluru on Thursday morning.

The government order issued on Wednesday said the relaxation will not apply to COVID-19 hotspots and containment zones in the state. Educational institutions remain shut and non-essential travel is barred everywhere.

Meanwhile, over 1,000 journalists will be tested for COVID-19 as the number of cases have surged and they are at high risk of contracting the infection.

As many as 1, 000 journalists in Bengaluru will be tested for COVID-19 by the state government, said the Karnataka government.

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 1:18 PM Jervis Deuel / ANMEPL <jervis.deuel@asianetnews.in> wrote:
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On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 12:57 PM Deevika N M ANOPL Bengaluru <deevika@asianetnews.in> wrote:
Coronavirus: Karnataka reports 16 new positive cases

Meta: With the state reporting new coronavirus cases, the tally of positive cases went up to 443. 

Bengaluru: After mulling over it for about a week, Karnataka government said it would ease lockdown from Thursday (April 23), allowing a range of services - from private clinics, veterinary centres to home repairs involving carpenters, plumbers, electricians and mechanics. 

However, 16 new positive cases were reported from April 22, 5:00 PM to April 23, 12:00 PM. Bengaluru which reported 2 cases on wednesday added 9 more to the list of positive cases. 

Till now, there are 443 COVID-19 positive cases in the state including 17 deaths and 141 discharges, said health bulletin released by Karnataka government. 

Two residents of Hubballi and Mandya tested positive for COVID-19 even as large-scale traffic movement was reported in some parts of Bengaluru on Thursday morning. 

The government order issued on Wednesday said the relaxation will not apply to Covid-19 hotspots and containment zones in the state. Educational institutions remain shut and non-essential travel barred everywhere. 

Meanwhile, over 1,000 journalists will be tested for COVID-19 as positive cases surge and they are at high risk of contracting the infection. 

As many as 1, 000 journalists in Bangalore will be tested for COVID-19 by the state government, said the Karnataka government.