Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru Palace in Karnataka to be converted into a COVID-19 care centre

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Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Thursday informed that the M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium and the Bengaluru Palace will be converted into a COVID-19 care centre.

 

Earlier, the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre was converted into a COVID-19 care facility by the state government amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

"People of Bangalore need not panic. All necessary equipment and preparation are being arranged by the state. We have over 600 ambulances ready to take care of COVID patients”, R Ashoka, the state's COVID management in charge said.

As per the data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka now has a total of 28,877 COVID-19 cases, including 16,531 active cases and 11,876 recoveries.

Meanwhile, 470 people have died of the infectious virus in the state so far. 

On Wednesday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held an emergency meeting with ministers and top government officials in Bengaluru.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: Reuters
 

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