In light of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in other countries, including China, and the discovery of a new mutant virus, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar has issued a mandatory order for all those with ILI and SARI symptoms to undergo a Covid-19 test. This announcement was made after a meeting was held on Covid management under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai.
In addition to this, the Minister has also instructed that masks must be worn in all indoor areas and those with air conditioning.
Sudhakar said places like schools, colleges, theatres and other office spaces must follow the mandatory mask norm.
Furthermore, the Central Government’s guidelines will be followed for testing passengers arriving from abroad through international airports.
To ensure proper functioning of oxygen units in hospitals, the Minister has also suggested reserving some beds in district hospitals for Covid patients, as well as in private hospitals.
Finally, due to the decrease in Covid cases, only 20% progress has been made in 3rd dose vaccinations. To reach the target of 100%, the Minister has suggested organizing special vaccination camps in all taluks.
It is important to take the third dose of the vaccine as soon as possible, and to ignore any claims that it does not matter. Reports have been heard in the House that there may be side effects associated with the third dose, but there is no scientific evidence to support this. Vaccination is the best way to protect ourselves from COVID-19, and it is also important to wear masks and follow other precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The Minister has urged people to take the necessary steps to ensure that the mutant virus does not have any effect.