Last update: December 21, 2022, 4:36 PM IST
The state government has taken steps to send positive samples for genome sequencing to track emerging variants (PTI).
The minister emphasized that people should take the preventive dose of the COVID-19 vaccine amid the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in some parts of the world, especially in China.
The Karnataka government will start screening international travelers at the Bengaluru airport in view of the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of the world, Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Wednesday. However, he did not specify the date from which the screening process will take place. Start at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here.
“In front of the global situation we will have to take some precautionary measures. KIA has a large influx of international passengers. We will start screening passengers there,” said Sudhakar.
The minister emphasized that people should take the preventive dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while the cases of COVID-19 have increased in some parts of the world, especially in China.
He said new guidelines for COVID-19 would be issued.
The state government has taken steps to send positive samples for genome sequencing to track emerging variants as per Union Health Ministry guidelines.
“Some countries including China and Japan are seeing a slight spike in cases. China is seeing more hospitalizations. Therefore, we need to focus on booster (prudential) dose coverage,” Sudhakar told reporters here.
“Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will chair a high-level meeting to discuss the next course of action,” he added.
The state has achieved 100 percent of the double-dose COVID-19 vaccine, but many people have yet to take action.
“All those who are yet to receive booster (precautionary) shots should volunteer and get it,” Sudhakar said in an address to the crowd.
“We are ready to face any situation. We will take all the necessary measures and new guidelines will be issued accordingly”, he added.
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