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Karnataka Could Announce More Covid Curbs Soon. What Chief Minister Said

Covid In Karnataka: Karnataka has been witnessing a surge in COVID instances over the past 5 days.

Bengaluru:

Faced with recent COVID-19 threats, the Karnataka authorities is contemplating extra containment measures to manage the unfold of the virus and the state cupboard is probably going determine on this regard, later this week after consulting consultants.

The authorities has already imposed containment measures like “night curfew” from 10 PM to five AM, since December 28 until January 7 morning, to manage the unfold.

“We are monitoring both COVID and Omicron situation, it is spreading at a very fast phase in the country, in the state and in neighbouring states, so we need to have a discussion with experts. In this regard I will have a discussion with experts tomorrow evening,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai mentioned on Monday.

Speaking to reporters, he mentioned, the cupboard throughout its assembly on Thursday will focus on the scenario within the state and the measures that must be put in place, and determine on sure long run measures.

“Having the experience of managing the earlier two waves, we have already asked the experts to recommend containment measures, with limited impact on daily lives of the people,” he additional mentioned, calling on the residents to indicate self- management by following the COVID pointers.

Karnataka has been witnessing a surge in COVID instances over the past 5 days, with day by day figures crossing the 1,000 mark.

This whilst 10 extra instances of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka on Sunday, taking the state’s tally to 76.

Noting that vaccination drive for 15-18 year-old kids is starting right this moment throughout the state, the Chief Minister mentioned, the federal government plans to make this an widespread drive because the intention is to deliver children throughout the “Corona safety circle”.

“The drive is being held at schools, where children between these age groups are being vaccinated, on the basis of their identity and Aadhaar cards,” he mentioned, requesting for cooperation from college students, dad and mom, lecturers and well being staff.

Responding to a query on Congress organising the Mekedatu padayatra (march) from January 9, amid COVID restrictions, Mr Bommai mentioned, “let’s see I’m observing what they are doing. In tomorrow’s meeting we will discuss the general behaviour that needs to be followed, and it will be applicable to everyone, not only to them.”

The Congress is organising the march from Mekedatu to Bengaluru, overlaying a distance of over 100 km, demanding the implementation of the Mekedatu mission throughout river Cauvery, which neighbouring Tamil Nadu is against.

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