Covid restrictions clamped in State to continue till month-end: Bommai

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Bengaluru, Jan 11: A high-level meeting convened by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to review the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the State with senior government officials and members of the Technical Advisory Committee in the virtual mode at his private residence in RT Nagar in the City on Tuesday has decided to continue the restrictions clamped by the State Government till the end of January.

The daily night curfew and weekend lockdown restrictions imposed earlier in the State were to end till January 19.

The Chief Minister directed to strictly prohibit all public meetings.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar, who is also in charge of Medical Education, Education Minister BC Nagesh, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, Chief Secretary P Ravikumar, Techncial Advisory Committee Chairman Dr Sudarshan Ballal and other members as well as senior government officials virtually participated in the meeting.

The meeting also decided that the Deputy Commissioners of the districts will be empowered to take a decision on ordering closure of the schools in their respective districts based on the Covid positivity rate and the reports of the Block Education Officers and Taluk Health Officers in view of the need to ensure the safety and protection of school children.

The Education and Health Departments were directed to jointly conduct general health check-ups of all students in the Schools across the State once in a fortnight.

The taluk as well as district hospitals have been asked to reserve Childrens’ Wards and ICUs for the treatment of Covid infected children.

The District Health Officers have also been directed to ensure sufficient stocks of the necessary medicines for the treatment of Covid positive children.

The meeting directed the Senior Police Officers and Deputy Commissioners to strictly enforce the Covid restrictions in all public places.

Strict vigilance during Festivals

With Makara Sankranti, Vaikunta Ekadashi and other festivals on the anvil, the meeting directed the Revenue and Muzrai departments to issue separate guidelines on the restrictions to be followed during the festivals in order to prevent the surge in Covid cases.

In view of the large number of infected people under home isolation during the Covid Third Wave, the meeting decided that special arrangements for monitoring the health of such people and also supply of necessary medical kits with medicines.

The triaging system shall be strengthened to decide on whether the people testing positive after testing need hospitalisation or not. The meeting also decided to enlist the services of House Surgeons and Final Year Nursing Students in the Home Isolation and Triaging system.

27 Covid Care Centres in Bengaluru

Given the fact that the Covid infection cases and those affected by the Omicron variant are more in Bengaluru, the meeting decided that 27 new Covid Care Centres shall be started in the city, the daily testing in the city was directed to be increased up to1.3 lakh within BBMP limits.

The meeting directed officials to ensure that large gatherings of crowds was prevented in markets and other public places.





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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    "Windows virus will attack?" - Could be other way round to protect Windows from his virus - Nataka Company after all.

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  • Ganesh S, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Why is he wearing mask in front of the monitor? Windows virus will attack?

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  • Bibbe Upkari, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Good one...

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Unscientifical, Clueless and not Far sighted.

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  • Desmond, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Ever since this government came to power we had price rise of all commodities, then pseudo corine in the name of demonization,then real corona,truly what never happened in 70years has happened in the last. Years. Can we vote a government that works for the people at least next time, and if there is none get back the previous government, everything will go back to normal

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 11 2022

    Unscientific restrictions are only imposed to keep the fear intact including all other mandates like masks as they are futile and cause more infections in them. According to the data available from those countries which didn't lock down the infection rates went down while it skyrocketed in those countries which locked up. Despite all these data if any govt still imposes them certainly the game plan is to vaccinate kids too is the hidden agenda which is a criminal offence to pass on public taxpayers money to vaccine industries. Common cold to common sense is missing or is the casualty here.

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  • Concerned, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 11 2022

    Western Eugenicists Elite and BigPharma all these years kept common cold virus testing (electronic) devises aside, now bringing them out to test seasonal common cold and flu giving them new new names including greek names to fool many people including IIT educated CMs? and rake billions in vaccine business and push deadly vaccines and boosters for depopulation ? 1st wave only communist chinese lab modified virus to generate fear of virus ? Then through BigPharma vaccines sterilizilation of young and slow decimation of children and elderly, same time generating new new strains for booster after boosters ? To bring communist New World Order ?

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  • Tester, Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 11 2022

    I told many times that put police to stop all this pada yatra, political gatherings during 3rd wave...Police should put huge fines and should put FIR on the people who are organizing large gatherings...If the govt had put police during weekend lockdown, then these type of gatherings should not happened. Also police should shout in mic that Omicron variant is dangerous variant in public places and cities and villages

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Jan 11 2022

    Karnataka government could have taken firm decision against padayatre by taking congress leadership into custody. If now corona increases within the crowd who is responsible. Unnecessary burden on health care systems

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Jan 11 2022

    sri_elder, Why rules are flouted in Uttar Pradesh ...

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