RTPCR Negative must for those who are coming from Maharashtra and Kerala to Karnataka
Two doses of vaccination must be for those who work at government offices, hotels, Malls, cinema theatres, zoo, library, swimming pools in Karnataka said Revenue Minister R Ashok. CM Bommai had convened emergency meeting today
Schools and colleges cannot organize Cultural programmes and seminars, they have to postpone for sometime says Revenue Minister R Ashok
After covid positive cases shot up and the state registered at least four covid clusters, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has called an emergency meeting on Saturday evening with the health department and other stakeholders.
Major decisions are taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai today on the control of Kovid:
• Strict vigil on Bordering districts of Kerala and Maharashtra.
* RTPCR Negative mandatory for State Entrants from Kerala and Maharashtra
* Instruct DCs to work in three shifts in border districts.
* Students from Kerala to undergo RTPCR again after 16 days
* Students who are residing in hostels will be tested by RT-PCR again on the 7th day after the negative report.
• Those coming to the state from Kerala and Maharashtra must be tested.
* Hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, swimming pools, public libraries, zoos and zoos, Staff must get a double dose of the vaccine.
• Increasing Covid tests for students of Medical College and Nursing Colleges.
• Those working in government offices and malls must receive a two-dose vaccine. Arrangements for vaccination in government offices and malls
• Intensifying inspections at the International Airport. Permission to enter the city for those who are negative.
“We will wait till December 1. If ICMR approves and it is cleared by the authorities, we will take a call on allowing a booster dose, ” Bommai said.
State announces stringent Covid precautions
Intense screening of international passengers at airports, RTPCR test compulsory for travellers from Kerala, Maharashtra
Karnataka has decided to implement a slew of stringent precautionary measures amid rise in Covid cases and the scare of the new Omicron variant of the virus. A high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in this regard has decided to intensify screening of international passengers at the airports and make RTPCR test report compulsory for those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra.
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to go on an aggressive campaign to trace those who have not taken the second dose of the vaccine and cover them at the earliest.
The meeting decided to impose a temporary ban on cultural programmes in schools and colleges, make second dose of vaccination compulsory for those working in government offices, malls, hotels, cinema halls, zoos, swimming pools and libraries, Revenue minister R Ashok said briefing the media persons about the decisions taken at the meeting.
The important decisions of the meeting are as given below.
*Strict vigil in the areas bordering Kerala and Maharashtra.
*RTPCR negative report compulsory for those entering the state from Kerala and Maharashtra.
*Compulsory RTPCR test again(second time) for students from Kerala who arrived in the last 16 days.
*Students in hostels who have got negative RTPCR test report would have to get RTPCR test done again on the 7th day after the first report.
*More intense testing for students in medical and nursing colleges.
*Intensify screening of international travellers at airports. No entry into the cities for those who test positive.
*Those tested positive at airports would be sent to hospitals for treatment.
*Temporary ban on cultural programmes in schools and colleges.
Karnataka requests Central approval for Booster Dose: Ashok
Karnataka is keen to administer booster dose of the vaccine as part of its plan to prevent third wave of Covid in the state. The high level committee discussed the issue. “We have urged the union government to allow the state to administer the booster dose, especially for the front line workers. We may get the go ahead from the centre in a week,” Ashok said.
The vaccination campaign has covered a large segment of the population. However the need for the booster dose is being felt, especially for the front line workers who got vaccinated at the very beginning of vaccination campaign.
Centre has been requested to permit the state to administer the Booster dose for front line workers. The Centre is likely to respond positively for state’s request, Ashok said.