The Karnataka government on Tuesday told a central team that community spread of COVID-19 was not happening in the state.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today held discussions with the team consisting of Arti Ahuja Additional Secretary- Health and Family Welfare and P Raveendran, Director- Emergency Medical Relief (EMR), regarding COVID-19 situation in the state. Senior Ministers and officials of the state government were present at the meeting.

"There is no community spread so far, I am making it very clear. We are still in between the second and the third stage, we haven't reached the third stage yet," state Health Minister B Sriramulu said.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, he said, we have informed this to the central team and they too have accepted it and have advised us to see to it that we don't reach the third stage. As of July 6 evening, cumulatively 25,317 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 401 deaths and 10,527 discharges.

Noting that the central team during the meeting with the Chief Minister, Ministers and officials discussed COVID-19 management in the state, Sriramulu said, they have suggested for more testing to be done at the containment zones.

He said the group additionally valued the measures taken by the state government and proposed to accomplish more. The group will visit different regulation zones, COVID care focuses and meet Chief Minister by and by. Seeing that 600 agreement specialists are requesting that they be made changeless, Sriramulu said the CM has consented to it, they will be "retained", the Chief Secretary will have conversations with specialists relationship in such manner. 

The Minister likewise spoke to ASHA laborers not to protest and will investigate their requests. ASHA laborers, who are in the cutting edge of the battle against Covid-19, have taken steps to blacklist fill in as their requests have not been met by the administration. They have been asking the administration to guarantee them a month to month pay of Rs 12,000, including the honorarium and incentives.
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