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Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: ‘Bypolls to blame for Belagavi spike’ – Times of India

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Nearly 56% of deaths due to Covid-19 in the 20-49 age group in Karnataka have occurred in the past two months, showing how brutal the second wave has been on the younger generations. Kalaburagi, facing acute shortage of ambulances, became the only city in Karnataka to deploy autorickshaw ambulances to ferry Covid positive patients to hospitals free of cost. While Bengaluru took nearly 13 months to report the first 5,000 Covid-19 deaths, it took a mere month — the last 30 days — to add an almost equal number. The Karnataka high court on Wednesday ordered notice to the government, the Election Commission of India and State Election Commission in a PIL which sought Rs 1 crore compensation and job on compassionate grounds to families of polling staff, who worked during the recent assembly, Belagavi Lok Sabha byelections and urban local body polls and later succumbed to Covid-19. Stay with TOI for more updates:Read Less

THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 20, 2021, 13:04:03 IST

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