The Health Department has hiked testing targets in districts with a high positivity rate and has also reissued protocols which restrict closed-space gatherings to 200.
The Belagavi district isn’t seeing a huge spike in cases as of now but it still has 97 active cases.
The Dept of Health has issued fresh guidelines on Friday and enlisted the number of persons which can gather for an event based recommendations of the state’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
Marriages – Open area Maximum 500 persons
Closed Halls – Max 200 person
Birthday/other functions – open area max 100 persons
Closed Areas/Halls – Max 50 person
Cremation -Max 50 person
Death – open area max 100 persons
Closed Area – Max 50 person
Other Functions – not exceeding 100
Religious function – not exceeding 500
Political Function – not exceeding 500
Jawaid Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) said Friday’s guidelines were pre-existing ones that had been relaxed when cases were falling in the last few months. Akhtar reportedly said the old guidelines had been reissued with some modifications for stricter enforcement, and would soon be notified under the state’s Disaster Management Act, reports the BengaluruLive.
Testing targets in Belagavi has now been hiked to 4000. In addition, stricter surveillance by officials has been enjoined at the state’s borders with Kerala and Maharashtra, which are seeing a resurgence in infections.
Restrictions on large gatherings of guests for weddings and other events will continue as per the notification.
Sanitisers should be provided at the entry and at appropriate places, and facilities to wash hands with soap and water should be provided.
Thermal screening of all persons should be conducted at the entry of the venue.
Wearing masks and maintaining physical distance of more than one metre is compulsory.