Karnataka minister urges preventive measures, says he “must focus on subways”

Amid an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar spoke on Tuesday about the crucial meeting hosted by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on the increase coronavirus cases and insisted on more precautionary measures, especially for metropolitan cities.

Talk to RepublicDr K Sudhakar said the meeting called by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, which was attended by members of the task force committee and senior officials today, was aimed at analyzing the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

“We need to take precautionary measures. The epicenters have been metropolitan cities. International and domestic travelers go to metropolitan cities, so these cities need to be more targeted,” Karnataka’s health minister told Republic.

Earlier today, Dr K Sudhakar stressed that special measures need to be put in place for Bangalore due to the high number of cases in the city. Declaring that the third wave had set in, Health Minister Sudhakar predicted that the state capital would be an epicenter of the new outbreak, just as it had been for the previous two waves.

Later, the state’s health minister, Dr K Sudhakar, also informed that Karnataka had registered 2,479 new cases and four deaths on Tuesday, with the positivity rate reaching 2.59%.

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Karnataka has already imposed a nighttime curfew and asked citizens to follow appropriate COVID protocols, such as wearing masks and washing or disinfecting hands at regular intervals. The Karnataka government led by CM Basavaraj Bommai is holding a crucial meeting today to consider the nighttime curfew and other restrictions. The decision to close schools will also be decided.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,892 cases of Omicron have been reported in India, of which 766 have recovered. The maximum number of cases was reported in Maharashtra (568), followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174) and Gujarat (152).

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