Bengaluru lockdown news: Today's updates from your city

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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 11pm: With fresh guidelines on the Covid-19 lockdown expected soon, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday chaired a meeting with key ministers, officials and Deputy Commissioners of districts and discussed about re-starting economic activities in the state, as he took stock about of the pandemic.
* Update at 10.15pm: Irfan, alleged to be the main accused in assaulting healthcare warriors and instigating violence in the city's southwest suburb on April 19, was hunted down and nabbed, the police said on Monday.
* Update at 9pm: Karnataka reported its 20th Covid-19 related death on Monday, as nine new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state, taking the total number of infections to 512.
* Update at 8.45pm: Karnataka reported its 20th Covid-19 related death on Monday, as nine new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state, taking the total number of infections to 512. A 50-year old Covid-19 patient allegedly committed suicide at a hospital here, which the health department has categorised as "death due to non-Covid cause".
* Update at 7.45pm: A 57-year-old man died of Covid-19 in Kalaburagi on Monday taking the fatalities due to the virus in Karnataka to 20.
* Update at 7.30pm: Karnataka has registered nine new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to 512, according to an official here on Monday. "As of 5pm, cumulatively 512 coronavirus cases have been confirmed. It includes 19 deaths and 193 discharges," said a health official.
* Update at 7.15pm: As many as 345 city based journalists tested negative for coronavirus on Monday after undergoing a medical check up got up for them at a hospital here, a top official said. They had undergone the tests at the Sir C V Raman General Hospital here on April 25 and the results came out negative on Monday.
* Update at 5.30pm: A leading private hospital in this tech city has deployed two robots to screen patients and protect healthcare warriors from coronavirus, one of its officials said on Monday. "The 'mitra' robots interact with people using facial and speech recognition and screen them for Covid-19 symptoms like fever, cough and cold. They also protect healthcare warriors from being infected," spokesman of the Fortis Hospital told IANS here.
* Update at 4.35pm: Hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown, cab drivers in Bengaluru have launched an online campaign called 'Selfie with empty vessels' to highlight their hardships. Demanding financial assistance, they said at least Rs 15,000 must be deposited in their account.
* Update at 4.15pm: The Karnataka government's Youth Empowerment and Sports Department will host an online chess tournament on May 2 and 3 to raise funds for the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament is being organised in association with United Karnataka Chess Association and Bengaluru-based Mobile Premier League (MPL), a mobile gaming platform, a press release said.
* Update at 4pm: Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda demanded that the Karnataka government announce a special package for farmers who are on the verge of quitting agriculture as their profession following losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
* Update at 3.30pm: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy suggested imposing "Covid cess" on the ultra rich to offset the loss of revenue, as he called for citizen-centric measures and lower the cost of living, to help those affected by the lockdown.
* Update at 2.09pm: Efforts of states should be directed towards converting Covid-19 red zones into orange and then to green zones, PM tells CMs
* Update at 2.08pm: Lockdown has yielded positive results, country has managed to save thousands of lives in the past one-and-a-half month, says PM Narendra Modi
* Update at 1.51pm: A 50 year old Covid-19 patient has allegedly committed suicide at Trauma Care Centre in Victoria Hospital campus in Bengaluru on Monday
* Update by ANI at 1.00pm: Till date, 511 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed, this includes 19 deaths and 188 discharges. 8 new positive cases have been reported from 5:00 PM yesterday till 12:00 noon today, says Government of Karnataka

*Karnataka is likely to add 409 cases to touch 912 by May 6 at the rate of 40 new cases each day, according to a projection by the state’s Covid-19 war room.
*Farmers struggling to find a market due to Covid-19 crisis can sell their produce directly to retail consumers at 1,800 Karnataka Milk Federation outlets across the state.
*A Bengaluru doctor has built a robot that uses UV light to disable the virus causing Covid-19. UV light in specific doses is capable of inactivating microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, thus disinfecting both air and solid surfaces.
*Owners of social clubs in Karnataka want the government to allow them to clear the liquor stock, at least two hours every day or two days in a week.
*The pending exams of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences will be held in the last week of July or first week of August depending on the Covid-19 situation.
*Orthopedician Dr Hari Charan L would have tied the knot in the second week of May. But he deferred the special occasion and decided to continue working in the Covid-19 ward at Victoria Hospital instead.
*The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which recently received the approval to conduct clinical trials for plasma therapy, will recruit 452 people for the trials in 25 centres around India.
* Cab drivers have launched a massive protest on social media against what they call “indifference” of central and state governments to the hardships they are facing due to the lengthy lockdown.
*A team of researchers based in various universities and conservation organisations in nine countries including India, Germany, UK, Australia and US, have urged people not to villainise bats which have been widely blamed – wrongly as the researchers point out – for the genesis of the current pandemic.
*Bengaluru has emerged as the hub for coverall (PPE, or personal protection equipment) manufacturing in the country, accounting for nearly 50% of the 1 lakh PPEs produced daily, said Centre on Sunday.
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