Seema Verma oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs for the Trump administration. Verma is deciding how often patients will be able to use phone and video visits to see the doctor. She has said it's “crystal clear” that telehealth must continue, says Business Insider. Verma has the power to change certain regulations on doctor phone and video visits. She’s thinking through which types of medicine should be offering care virtually.
Once a popular bird sanctuary in Mandagadde has now become a place with less variety of birds. According to an environmentalist, Ajay Kumar Sharma, the number of migratory birds decreasing due to lack of Holelakki trees (Vitex Leucoxylon). Holelakki is a native variety of Western Ghats knows as water peacock's foot tree. The tree provide shelter to migratory birds for nesting and breeding. Over a decade, the development activities, road widening, sand extraction destroyed the tree variety. Due to lack of trees, the birds shifting their places, where Holelakki trees have been survived.
Three engineering students in Shivamogga have taken up a task to mitigate the risk of coronavirus spread. Budding engineers have designed an automatic mist hand sanitizer machine. Machine has been installed at SSLC exam centers. Keeping in mind the rapid spread, a sensor has been installed in machine to avoid physical contact. Coronavirus cases have reached 10,118 in Karnataka.
Tyavarekoppa Tiger and Lion Safari in Karnataka's Shivamogga re-opened on June 8. The zoo authorities are ensuring that all standard operating procedures are being followed, including ensuring social distancing and wearing of masks by visitors. Steps like, regular sweeping and spraying on the premises are also being taken care of. Zoo authorities have made a marking at the floor of the ticket counters to maintain the social distancing norm.
Heavy rainfall has been reported in the coastal areas of Bengaluru. Indian Meteorological Department Director, Bengaluru, CS Patil provided fresh updates over current weather situation as well as upcoming weather forecast. He said, "For last 24 hours, coastal districts experienced widespread rainfall of 10 cm. In the next five days, coastal districts are very likely to face isolated rainfall in next five days. North- interior Karnataka is likely to experience heavy rainfall on July 09 and July 10".
Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on July 05 stated that criminal case will be filed against those private hospitals that refuse to admit COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has reached 21,549.
The complete lockdown is being observed in Karnataka from July 05 in view of rise in COVID-19 cases. The state government has announced a complete lockdown in the state on all Sundays till August 02. The essential activities allowed during night curfew will be permitted during Sunday lockdown too and marriages already fixed on Sundays also permitted during the period.
Equity benchmark indices gained for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as heavy buying was witnessed in pharma and financial stocks. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 622 points or 2.06 per cent higher..