Will Karnataka Impose Lockdown In The State? Will Work From Office End In Bengaluru?
Now the central government has warned to be aware of the Covid fourth wave of anxiety as the fear starts rising for the lockdown again in Karnataka as CM Bommai said will issue covid-19 new guidelines after April 27.
New Covid-19 Guidelines
Considering the rising number of cases in the country, the Prime Minister will hold a video conference on the 27th April.
Further, the Central government has given instructions to take precautions regarding Covid.
Presently, scientists are doing research on Covid variants.
The guidelines will be released after a video conference of Modi with chief ministers regarding Covid on April 27.
In the meantime, people must take precautions.
The state government would release the guidelines later, said Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai.
Next Wave In 3-4 Weeks
Further, CM Bommai said Covid management will take clear precautions based on past experiences while speaking with media representatives at the airport here on Sunday.
During this meeting, the advice of scientists and experts will also be sought and after April 27 covid guidelines will be prepared.
There is a possibility of COVID 4th wave starting in Karnataka in the next 3-4 weeks after two cases of Omicron sub-variant BA.2, which is more transmissible than the original strain, were detected in Bengaluru, said the health experts on Saturday.
Besides this, some studies have shown that the fourth wave of Covid-19 may begin in the state in June-July and last till September, said the Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar earlier.
According to him, the state is prepared to face any COVID wave.
Stepping Up COVID Measures
Earlier in the day, the Health Department also mentioned that it is stepping up COVID measures to tackle the emerging situation after two cases of Omicron sub-variant BA.2 were found in Bengaluru.
A decision has been taken to increase the number of tests in the state, especially in Bengaluru, said the state health department.
It is noteworthy here that the health officials in the state Are worried as a higher number of Covid cases are being reported from Mahadevapura and East Zones in Bengaluru.
This is the area where most major IT companies are located with lakhs of software professionals at work.
Prior to this, earlier in the day, the Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research CN Manjunath said Covid variants BA.2.10 and BA.2.12 have been found in the state.
Further, he felt there is a possibility of a fourth Covid wave beginning in Karnataka in three to four weeks, and the BA.2 variant might be responsible for the surge.
Before tis, BA.2 variants were found in New Delhi and Mumbai.