Cabinet will decide on long term plan to tackle Omicron variant: Bommai

The state cabinet will meet on Thursday to discuss a long term plan to tackle the Omicron variant of coronavirus. The state will also decide on impose fresh restrictions based on recommendations of the Covid technical committee, Bommai said.

Cabinet will decide on long term plan to tackle Omicron variant: Bommai

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the state cabinet would discuss long term measures to tackle the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Speaking to the media after inaugurating the vaccination program at BBMP owned Byraveshwaranagara High School and College in Moodalpalya, Mr. Bommai said that

"Covid and Omicron are spreading fast in the country and neighbouring states. It would be discussed with the Expert Committee on Tuesday evening. We have the experience of handling the previous two waves of Covid surge. The experts have been asked to suggest appropriate measures to control the pandemic without affecting the daily life of the people.", the Chief Minister said.

Speaking about the vaccine drive for children in the 15-18 years age group, he said, "they need to be brought under the Covid secure bubble. An extensive vaccination campaign is being launched for this purpose. We need a coordinated effort from the parents, teachers and health workers to make it a success," Bommai said.

Chief Minister has said that over 4.41 lakh doses of vaccine are ready to administer the vaccine to 15 to 18 age group. In Bengaluru, 41,000 vaccine doses are ready for teens. Very soon state government will start third dose vaccination to Covid front line and health workers.

Mr. Bommai has urged the people to show self-restraint and follow Covid norms like wearing face-mask and maintaining distance.

Replying to a question about Padayatra of Congress leaders on the Mekedatu project amid the Covid spread, Bommai said, "we are watching the moves of Congress leaders. We will discuss public conduct and take a decision.'