December 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Govt to implement preventive steps sans affecting routine of citizens, economy: CM Bommai

Belagavi, Dec.26: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai categorically said preventive and precautionary measures to check the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic will be implemented in a phased manner without affecting the economy of the common people.

Talking to reporters in Suvarna Soudha here on Monday, he said the State Cabinet discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and decided to discuss with Technical Advisory Committee members to create awareness among the people, ramp the booster dose, tests for ILI & SARI cases, mandatory wearing masks inside and in public and implement other preventive steps in a phased manner.

NY celebrations
Asked about issuing separate guidelines for New Year celebrations, the CM said like in previous years, this year also there will be certain rules. In the wake of the rise in Covid cases, some more points will be added to the existing guidelines. However, precautionary measures will be implemented in stages without affecting the daily activities of citizens and the economy.

Belagavi session must be fruitful

Bommai said the government wants the ongoing Belagavi session to be fruitful and meaningful. Issues pertaining to the North Karnataka region must be discussed for a long time. The Opposition parties are going to discuss many issues and the government is ready to debate or discuss anything.

Flies to Delhi

The CM said he is leaving for New Delhi this evening as the discussion on several issues has been incomplete. So, the BJP National President J.P.Nqadda has called a meeting again in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah and several party leaders will attend. All issues including preparation for the coming Assembly polls, Cabinet expansion, and filling up of vacant ministers posts, will come up for discussion. After the meeting, he would return to Belagavi and attend the Legislature session tomorrow.

Discussion on development projects

The CM said he will also meet union ministers regarding development projects of the state. The appointment of Jal Shakti minister has been asked to discuss regarding four to five important projects.

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