Bengaluru lockdown news: Today’s updates | Bengaluru News – Times of India


People covering their face in Bengaluru as a prevention against the coronavirus (AP photo)

Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Bengaluru.
*After missing the bus in 2016, when demonetisation prompted mass adoption of epayments, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is finally embracing the digital option as it looks to make commute safer and quicker in the wake of Covid-19.
* Update at 9.27am: Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 4,337; cases climb to 1,51,767 in India, says Union health ministry
*Shut for over two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown, thousands of temples in Karnataka will reopen on June 1.
*With hundreds of migrants entering Karnataka between May 7 and 12 — some with passes and others without — still untraceble and thus becoming a cause of concern, the government has decided to strengthen security at all border posts and document each entry and exit at state checkposts.
*Covid-19 negative certificates are in huge demand, but the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has not specified protocol to obtain one. And while the Karnataka government insists business travellers on short visits to the state must carry a Covid-19 negative certificate to be exempted from mandatory institutional quarantine, it does not have a procedure in place to test healthy individuals or those who don’t fit ICMR’s criteria.
*Karnataka is planning to reopen classes for undergraduate courses, including engineering streams, on August 1 after conducting examinations as per the schedule prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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