Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has announced Covid-19 relief package of 1,250 crore on Wednesday. The Karnataka government said it will provide 3,000 each for auto/taxi drivers and construction workers; 2,000 for workers in the unorganised sector and 10,000 per hectare for floriculture farmers.

Meanwhile, the state received 2 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine on Wednesday as part of the order placed by the state government, Karnataka Health minister Dr K Sudhakar said.

Karnataka has been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The state is one of the worst affected states by the coronavirus pandemic. It reported 30,309 new COVID-19 cases and 525 deaths on Tuesday.

The total case tally in the state has reached 22,72,374, with 5,75,028 active cases and 22,838 fatalities so far.

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