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Wearing face mask becomes mandatory in Karnataka, Covid guidelines issued amid increasing cases of new variants of Corona

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Covid guidelines issued

Karnataka Covid Guidelines: The Karnataka government has asked people to wear masks and follow appropriate behavior related to Covid-19 in view of the increase in the cases of Covid-19 and cases of infection with the new form of corona virus JN.1. The measures that the cabinet sub-committee constituted on Corona virus in Karnataka has decided to adopt include wearing masks, not sending symptomatic children to school, following appropriate behavior related to Covid-19 like social distancing, seven days home isolation and This includes discharging infected patients.

Decision to take vaccine from the center

The state government has also decided to administer ‘precautionary vaccination’ to the elderly and people suffering from co-morbidities and acquire 30,000 doses of Corbevax vaccine from the Center for this purpose. Detailed guidelines in this regard will be issued by the government soon, as the new year is also around the corner. Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “As per the guidelines, it is mandatory for all people to wear masks, especially for people above 60 years of age and those suffering from co-morbidities.”

no need to panic

The minister said that children with symptoms like cold, fever should not be sent to school and should be kept under observation at home. If necessary, testing should also be done. The minister reiterated that there is no need for people to worry, but stressed the need to remain alert and exercise caution. He said that there is no restriction on the movement of people and no testing has been done so far even in the border areas.

Masks mandatory in crowded places

This was the first meeting of the Cabinet subcommittee which was attended by Rao along with Social Welfare Minister HC Mahadevappa, Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Patil and Higher Education Minister MC Sudhakar. He also said that the government is not imposing any restrictions to celebrate the New Year, but it is advisable to wear masks in crowded places.

74 new cases of Covid-19 in Karnataka

Let us inform that 74 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in Karnataka on Tuesday and two people died due to corona virus infection in the last 24 hours. According to the health bulletin, with these new cases the total number of patients under treatment in the state increased to 464. The bulletin said that after the increase in the cases of corona virus infection with the death of two people, the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the state increased to nine. According to the bulletin issued by the health department, 44 patients were discharged from the hospital in the last 24 hours and a total of 6,403 samples were tested, including 4,680 RT-PCR tests and 1,723 rapid antigen tests.

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