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No international travel tested positive for Covid at Bengaluru airport this month, says govt

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  • According to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, the state has witnessed a rise of 27.45 per cent in the seven-day moving average of new Covid-19 cases in the first week of December, compared to a week earlier.

The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department Tuesday clarified that no international traveller, including those from “at-risk countries”, have tested positive on arrival at the Bengaluru airport this month.

According to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, the state has witnessed a rise of 27.45 per cent in the seven-day moving average of new Covid-19 cases in the first week of December, compared to a week earlier. “After falling for 6 straight months, Covid numbers are seeing an uptick over the last two weeks in Karnataka. Caution is the word! Mask up Karnataka!” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, data from the state Health Department indicated that the state’s active caseload was 7,067 as on Monday (December 6). The same was 6,878 a week earlier on November 29. However, a closer look at the statistics reveals that new cases detected in districts other than Bengaluru Urban are also on the rise. While 77 per cent of the active caseload on November 29 was from Bengaluru Urban, the same dipped to 73 per cent on Monday.

In other news, another case of custodial torture was reported in Bengaluru on Tuesday, after the city police allegedly tortured a 23-year-old Muslim man and forced him to drink urine. A police sub-inspector named by the victim has been suspended for dereliction of duty, not reporting to the police station and for not registering the case.

(Source: Indian Express)

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