Karnataka CM to donate 1 year's salary to fight COVID-19

South India

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday announced he will donate his one year's salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund COVID-19.


He has appealed to Ministers, legislators, Members of Parliament, officials and citizens to do their bit and contribute in whatever capacity possible to help the state in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

"It is a very difficult time that we are all going through. And it is important that we fight this epidemic together. Personally, I am donating my one year's salary to the #CMRF Covid19. I request you all to contribute, however small, and help #Karnataka fight #Corona.Thank you," Yediyurappa tweeted along with a video message announcing the same.

On March 25, Yediyurappa had appealed to people to help the state government by donating money for the advanced medical support system to fight the spread of COVID-19.

“Those willing to donate can transfer funds online and also send cheques or DDs to Chief Minister Relief Fund COVID- 19”, he had said.

According to the official report, Covid-19 positive cases crossed the 100-mark in Karnataka after 13 more tested positive in the last 24 hours, raising the state’s tally 101. This includes three deaths and eight discharges.

Among the 90 people currently admitted to different hospitals across the state, the condition of 88 persons is stated to be stable while two are critical.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from Tuesday midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

The  World Health Organization estimates that 754,948 people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus, and 36,571 have died from it so far.


With inputs from Agency

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