The Karnataka state government on Tuesday(Jan 11) introduced fresh curbs to its persisting COVID restrictions. The decision comes Following a senior-level meeting with CM Basavaraj Bommai including the Technical advisory committee(TAC).
“In view of the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the state from the duration of 2 weeks and the State Government is taking all possible measures to curb the spread. The condition has been again reviewed on 11-01-
2022. The Technical Advisory Committee has suggested focused and effective implementation of the five-fold strategy of test-track-treat-vaccination and adherence to COVID-appropriate behavior along with additional containment measures. The order stated
Amid speculations of a Lockdown Karunadu brings in additional restrictions to the existing ones-
- As per, the order released earlier today, the state government prohibits any political, educational, or other institutions holding rallies, Dharnas, protests.
- As far as Marriage and related functions are concerned, the state has permitted such functions to be conducted involving not more than 200 people in open spaces. Similarly, not more than 100 people in closed spaces such as auditoriums. In addition, people must ensure that they follow COVID-19 appropriate and persisting guidelines as issued by the state government.
- Further, the state government has placed the responsibility of assessing COVID-19. In schools, residential schools, and colleges to the deputy commissioners of districts outside of BBMP limits. Additionally, The DC considers talukas, in consultation with the Health and Education department officers. Will review COVID conditions in schools and colleges. Following which the taluka may decide on the Closure or functioning of any Educational institution.
- Public transport in the state including Bangalore Metro rail Corporation (BMRCL) will be functional according to the seating capacity stated earlier only.
- In addition, the Chief Commissioner of BBMP and Deputy Commissioners of respective districts. May impose additional containment measures as deemed necessary in their jurisdictions. Following an assessment of the COVID situation in the particular district/city
- According to the prevailing guidelines issued by the Department of health and family welfare, GOK. There shall be intensive surveillance at the border of Maharastra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Goa
Additional Containment Measures to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19.@cmofKarnataka @mla_sudhakar @Comm_dhfwka @HubballiRailway@KodaguConnect @IChangeMyCity@WeAreBangalore @bangalore@Belagavi_infra @PIBBengaluru @KarnatakaVarthe pic.twitter.com/ZJarqUN2vT
— K'taka Health Dept (@DHFWKA) January 11, 2022
COVID Scare in Karunadu-
Karunadu saw another sharp rise with over 14,00 fresh cases as of Tuesday(Jan 11) higher than the preceding day’s count. The state capital continues to retain top positions with the highest number of COVID cases, of the new cases 10,800 alone were from silicon valley.
Besides Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada logged the second-highest of 583 new cases. Followed by Mysuru with 562, Tumakuru 332, Mandya 263, Udupi 250.