Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai today said the Central govt has given instructions to take precautions regarding Covid. Scientists are doing research on Covid variants. We will bring guidelines after the video conference of PM Modi with CMs regarding Covid on April 27.
As of 23 April 2022 Belagavi district has 8 active cases
The Union government has already issued a caution alert. A slight increase in Covid cases has been recorded in Kerala and Maharashtra in the last 8-10 days. Based on the experience of the last three waves, experts also have suggested suitable precautionary measures. Already, the health minister has issued a few instructions. Clear guidelines would be issued for Covid management in the state after the video conference with the prime minister.
Bommai added “It is important for people to be careful. The Covid second wave started slowly and later exploded. The scientists are studying the virus variants.”
Even though the state is reporting new cases in three digits, a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has said that the state might witness a surge in the number of cases in the next four to six weeks.
Noted epidemiologist Dr Giridhar Babu on Friday took to Twitter and said that testing must be ramped up.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar had earlier said that some studies have shown that the fourth wave of Covid-19 may begin in the state in June-July and last till September. However, he had said that the state is prepared to face any COVID wave.