July 19, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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No weekend or night curfew: CM

No weekend or night curfew has been clamped in the state, assured Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after the cabinet meeting on Thursday. However, a concrete decision will be taken after reviewing the situation for a week across the state. Covid testing has been made mandatory for students and passengers coming from other states, especially, fro  neighboring Kerala state. The business and commercial activities will not be affected as the CM will take a step after a week.
Separate Guidelines for hostels – clusters, no need to panic: Meanwhile, CM has announved separate guidelines for student hostels and Covid Clusters as part of Covid management in the state.Speaking to media persons after the cabinet meeting, he said, details have been obtained from the expert committee on prevailing situation on  Covid and the new variant Omicron. Considering the present positivity rate there is no need to panic. But still caution would continue as the committee has advised.
Separate Guidelines would include sanitisation, serving of food in staggered batches, maintaining distance, compulsory double dose vaccination for cooking personnel, setting up isolation rooms. Special standard operating procedures would also be released for managing Covid clusters in Bengaluru and other places, Bommai said.
Bommai also said that, vaccination drive would be intensified again as the ministers suggested at the meeting. The precautions and guidelines at border areas of the state would continue. Action has been taken to ensure double dose vaccination and RTPCR test for students from Kerala.
As for permission for Imposing night curfew, restrictions on Christmas and New Year celebrations, Bommai said thatappropriate decision would be taken next  week after taking stock of the situation and consultations.

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