The ACJ Wrap: COVID-19 in Karnataka

Source: The Indian Express

Karnataka on 8th February 2022: Declining COVID-19 cases, CM’s visit to the national capital and chaos in colleges.

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Most districts in the southern State of Karnataka continue to show a downward trend from the past two weeks when it comes to COVID-19 cases, the State recorded 6,151 new cases taking the total active case load to 87,080 , however, the rising number of deaths (49) are a cause of concern. According to the Indian Express the Department of Health and Family Welfare has requested the State Government to assign a death audit team to probe the causes of death during the third wave which recorded around 1115 cases of the mild Omicron variant in the State.

During the weekend, Bengaluru Urban added 3,822 deaths and 17 deaths while other districts like Mysuru and Tumkuru reported three and one death respectively.

CM in Capital

Amid rumors of a reshuffle ahead of the assembly elections, the Indian Express reports the Chief Minister Basvaraj Bommai visited the nation’s capital New Delhi. He met several ministers including the Home Minsiter Amit Shah to discuss politics and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to request a grant of Rs. 5,030 for the overall development of backward Kalyana districts of Karnataka.

Chaos over Culture?

As part of the growing tensions on the Hijab Row in Karnataka’s coastal districts, students continue to protest for and against the ban on religious clothing in colleges. The High Court of Karnataka is hearing the petition and has said ‘it will go by the Constitution and not by emotions’.


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