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New guidelines likely after high-level meeting to discuss ‘Omicron’ variant: CM Bommai

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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will be chairing a meeting with experts, senior Ministers and officials on Friday in the wake of two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in the state, during which new guidelines aimed at controlling its spread is likely to be formulated.


The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon after the Chief Minister returns from his Delhi trip.
“An emergency meeting has been convened tomorrow with experts and senior officers. The meeting would discuss the measures to prevent the spread of new variant of Covid and the strategies to control it. The issue would be discussed with experts of the union government as well. Action would be taken to formulate new guidelines,” Bommai was quoted as saying in a statement by his office, late on Thursday.

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The checking has been intensified at Border check posts of Bachi and Kognoli for COVID19. Only those who possess a fully vaccinated certificate or an RTPCR -ve certificate of less than 72 hours are allowed to enter Karnataka. A rapid test is also being done for urgent cases.
“The Chief Minister will chair a meeting with senior Ministers, officials and experts, the government is seized of the matter and is on top of the measures that need to be taken, no need to worry or have unnecessary confusions or speculations,” Sudhakar had said on Thursday night.

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