From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Jan 19: Hinting at a relaxation in the weekend lockdown and possible easing of night curfew restrictions imposed throughout the State till January 31, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said a final decision will be taken on Friday after holding consultations with experts and senior ministers.
Speaking to media representatives near his residence, he said the hospital admissions have come down due to Covid pandemic.
Allowing daily routine activities while adhering to the Covid appropriate behaviour will help in tackling the situation, he said and mentioned that that the experts are reviewing the situation and will present a clearer picture at Friday’s meeting.
“We will take a final decision after obtaining a clear picture,’’ he said.
The Chief Minister said he has recovered after being tested positive and completed 11-12 day quarantine. The retest has come negative, he said announcing that he will involve himself in the daily routine work from Wednesday.
Bommai said he held a video conference with all district Deputy Commissioners and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive officers on Covid control and the vaccination drive.
Administering both doses of vaccine and vaccination to children of 5-18 years as also health warriors will be intensified, he said.
With 94% of the infected persons under home isolation, the Health Department is in regular touch with the infected people. Tele-triaging and medical kits are being distributed and efforts will be made to ensure that more number of people were given booster doses.
The Chief Minister said the medical experts have opined that Covid infections might touch a peak in February based on the trends in other States. The third wave which started late in the State is expected to touch the peak by the month end or February first week, he said.
Bommai made it clear that the State Government will take stringent action against all persons found violating the Covid guidelines and said no individual or organisation will be spared.
Answering questions on the Cabinet expansion, the Chief Minster said such issues will not be discussed in public. ‘’You will know when we decide,’’ he added.