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


Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Bengaluru.
* Update at 11.31am: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds meeting with state ministers and senior government officers to discuss about the guidelines issued by the Centre regarding fourth phase of coronavirus lockdown at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

*Chikkaballapura lab opens today
* Update at 9.49am: Barber shops and salons reopen in Hubballi

* Update at 9.30am: Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 3,029; number of cases climb to 96,169, reports PTI quoting Union health ministry
*With the Centre clearing the path for resumption of public transport services and passenger vehicles within and between states, the Karnataka government is set to operate its fleet of KSRTC and BMTC buses, besides allowing cabs and autorickshaws to ply, from Monday after a two-month break.
*A dedicated TrueNat Lab to test throat swab samples for suspected Covid-19 patients is slated to begin operations in Chikkaballapura on Monday. Until now, samples were sent to Bengaluru for tests.
*Penniless, homeless and jobless, thousands of migrant workers stranded in Bengaluru are thronging Palace Grounds as early as 3am, hoping to land a berth on board a Shramik special train.
*With Lockdown 4.0 extended till May-end, loneliness has started taking a toll on senior citizens. With their children unable to travel back home, retirement homes not allowing children to meet their aged parents, walks to parks cancelled and constant fear of being more susceptible to the virus, the elderly are noticeably more anxious, and it’s beginning to show.

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