Top officers were directed to ensure that adequate personal protective gear is distributed to all police personnel deployed for duties at hospitals and burial grounds.
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai Sunday ordered the State police force to encourage receiving complaints online and to deploy only essential personnel at police stations across the state, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Further, he directed top officers to ensure that adequate personal protective gear is distributed to all police personnel deployed for duties at hospitals and burial grounds. Meanwhile, Karnataka has been reporting a high number of deaths in the last three days. As many as 198 of Karnataka’s total 684 deaths, or about 30 per cent, have been reported since Friday (July 10). On Sunday, the state reported 71 deaths.
Only Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have been reporting a comparable number of deaths every day. Since the lifting of the lockdown in Karnataka on June 8, cases surged at a rapid pace in Bengaluru and its surrounding areas, pushing healthcare infrastructure to its brink.
Meanwhile, in the second instance of Karnataka releasing personal data of those affected by Covid-19 online, details of those in home quarantine were available in public domain for hours on Sunday, before being taken down by the evening. READ | Personal data of those in home quarantine online for hours, govt later corrects ‘glitch’ At the same time, the Karnataka government has decided to enforce a full lockdown in the Bengaluru urban and rural districts from July 14 evening to July 22 in the wake of mounting Covid-19 cases over the last week.
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