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Karnataka Lockdown For 2 Months as COVID Cases Rise at Dharwad Medical College, News Today

Karnataka Lockdown News: Today Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said fresh restrictions will be put in place to control the spread of virus.

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Saturday hinted at imposing lockdown-like measures as the coronavirus cases continued to rise at Dharwad’s Medical College. As per latest updates, the COVID cases at the college have gone up to 281. The hint on lockdown restrictions comes as new clusters have emerged in Bengaluru amid the threats of new variant ‘Omicron’. Giving details, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said fresh restrictions will be put in place to control the spread of virus.Also Read – Omicron Response: List of Countries That Have Put Travel Restrictions To African Nations

Earlier, the Karnataka government had already issued guidelines for those travelling from certain foreign countries, where the new variant is prevalent. Also Read – Omicron Variant Detected In Germany, Mutations Found In Passenger From South Africa

Speaking to news agency PTI, Chief Minister Bommai said the state has observed the COVID spread at schools, colleges and hostels in Dharwad, Bengaluru and Bengaluru rural areas, and increase in cases in neighbouring Kerala. He said the state government will have to immediately take precautionary measures to control it. He said he has called a meeting of Health, disaster management officials, also COVID advisers and experts to discuss the matter and will take action accordingly.

What Does The Advisory Say?

  • In the light of recent clusters of COVID-19 being detected at educational institutions at Mysuru, Dharwad, and Bengaluru districts, the following advisory is being issued:-
  • All the students in medical, paramedical, and other such educational institutions should be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. And symptomatic should be tested and treated as per the guidelines already issued.
  • All the social-cultural events in educational institutions may be postponed for 2 months,
  • Conferences, seminars academic events, etc in educational institutions wherever possible may be postponed. Alternatively, it could be conducted in hybrid mode

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