State issues new guidelines to deal Omicron variant

State issues new guidelines to deal Omicron variant

Bengaluru: Karnataka government contemplating to issue new guidelines for Christmas and new year celebration due to outbreak of Omicron variant.

After the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters that after assessing the developments for one week, the government will take a call on whether to issue new guidelines for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Covid expert committee has suggested that no need to panic, however, the committee has suggested precaution.

Based on committee suggestions, standard operating procedure (SOP) has been issued to hostels and cluster management, the Chief Minister said.

In the special guidelines issued to the hostels across the state, hostel authorities have to carry out two-time sanitizations, strict adherence to lunch and dinner timings. Restriction of visitors and compulsory vaccine for workers at hostels.

For cluster management, civic authorities should frequently monitor the cluster, if three cases of Omicron cases are found, that area should be declared as a cluster, CM explained.

During Cabinet meeting, ministers have suggested the Chief Minister to conduct special vaccination drive as government did in May and June 2021. In coming days, special vaccination drive will be conducted, Chief Minister added.

Compulsory vaccination for Kerala students who enters the state. Once they enters the state, RTPCR test has to be conducted at borders, the government instructed the district authorities.

Government has yet to take call on impose night curfew to restrict the movements of the people.