In Karnataka, the High Court asks state government to act firm against politicians who violate Covid-19 health norms
Mumbai/Bengaluru: With the single-day spike of 8,308 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the tally of patients in the state mounted to 2,92,589 ,on Friday, the health department said on Saturday.
This was the third time that the number of single-day cases breached the 8,000-mark in the state.
On Friday alone, in all 671 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in the country out of which 258 deaths were in Maharasthra, taking the state’s death toll due to the virus to 11,452..
Covid pandemic has affected the milk supply chain in Maharashtra adversely. Out of 1.19 crore litre daily milk production in the State, 47 lakh litre was remaining unsold putting milk producer farmers under immense distress. Farmer organisations have demanded that the State government must provide financial assistance to milk producers.
In the meantime, in Karnataka, the High Court directed the state government to immediately act firmly against political leaders and others who violated Covid19 health norms, while hearing a PIL on implementation of provisions under the Disaster Management Act (DMA). A Bengaluru-based advocate G R Mohan submitted that social distancing norms were violated at a wedding held by a politician, and during the foundation stone laying ceremony for a statue at the international airport and also during a political protest rally. The state saw 3693 new cases (2208 cases in Bangalore city) and 115 deaths because of COVID-19 on Friday. Total positive cases in the state were 55,115; Active cases: 33,205; Deaths: 1147.
– globalbihari bureau