Karnataka issues revised Covid norms over Omicron scare

Karnataka issues revised Covid norms over Omicron scare
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Karnataka has come up with updated Covid-19 guidelines in the wake of Omicron positive patients.

There are two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus in the state. As per updated guidelines, all cultural activities/fests, functions have been postponed till January 15, 2022, in all educational institutions.

CM Basavaraj S Bommai also discussed concerns over the new variant in a high-level meeting with the state Health Minister and other officials.
Centre on Thursday said two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka.

However, it says there is no need to panic but Covid-appropriate behaviour is the need of the hour.

There is more emphasis on vaccination without delay. Both the patients are male having mild symptoms.

Karnataka reported 363 new cases of coronavirus and 3 deaths; this takes the total number of infections to 29,96,833 and the toll to 38,216.

Moreover, the Karnataka government has directed civic officials to investigate the validity of a negative Covid test report provided to a South African traveller whose Covid samples indicated the presence of the Omicron variant of the virus.

The revised guidelines make it mandatory for parents of students aged below 18 to be vaccinated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Entry to malls, cinema halls, theatres will only be allowed for fully vaccinated people.

Permitted attendance for all gatherings, meetings, conferences, etc has been limited to 500. All government servants will be compulsorily inoculated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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