As more Coronavirus or Covid-19 case are getting detected, Karnataka government has formed a special task force to tackle the crisis. A special grant of Rs 200 crore has been provided.
A special state Cabinet meet chaired by the Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa, took the decision to form the task force. Health and Family Welfare Minister B Sriramulu will be the chairperson. Other members of the task force are Karnataka Deputy Chief minister Dr C N Ashwathnarayan, holding higher education, IT & BT, Science & Technology portfolio, Home minister Basavaraj Bommai Bommai, medical education minister Dr K Sudharkar and state chief secretary. The special task force is expected to monitor the situation and issue regular daily updates and advisory.
The special Cabinet also took stock of the bird flu (avian flu) in Mysuru and Davangere, Kyasanur Forest Disease, or Monkey Fever in Shimoga and swine flu in parts of Bidar and Kalaburgi which has affected people in the state.