COVID-19: Karnataka CM says no need to panic, but follow safety norms | Bengaluru


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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday appealed to citizens not to panic, but to be cautious, amid rising cases of COVID-19 in some states and said his government has taken appropriate measures to manage the situation.

Speaking to reporters here, Bommai said, “We will constantly monitor the situation, but there is no need to panic. The only thing is that people should be careful. The government, individuals, organizations and society should fight against COVID together.” CM He said that he has recently held a meeting to review the COVID situation and has directed the officials concerned to implement the decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state as well. Health department officials have been directed to increase booster dose coverage and organize camps at Taluk and district level against COVID-19. To administer doses and increase testing by 19. All cases of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARS) should be tested and wearing of masks at indoor events should be mandatory.

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“I have directed the Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and the health department officials to improve the health infrastructure. It is not only about hospitals but also supply of medicines and vaccines. There should be no shortage at any level,” he added. On specific directions for Bengaluru, Bommai said. du Health Minister Sudhakar and Revenue Minister R Ashoka will hold a follow-up meeting.To another question, the CM said issues pertaining to North Karnataka will be discussed in the assembly on Monday and Tuesday.

Asked if Congress state president DK Shivakumar believed early polls could be held, Bommai said, “Neither our government nor our party has decided to hold elections before the end of the current term. We will take our programs to the people and look for their report card and their mandate. we have.” According to Bommai, Shivakumar’s statement was a message to Congressmen to prepare for the elections and stop bickering.

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