Hospitalisation low, deaths nil; Minister advises citizens to mask up, follow Covid protocol.
With SSLC results to be announced on Thursday, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the department will come up with 10 helplines for the next 15 days to support students emotionally.
Students expressed anger over Twitter against the university and demanded that it consider the minister's request.
He also claimed that Karnataka became the first state in the country to achieve this feat.
Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Saturday announced that those who had been afflicted with COVID-19 are to be vaccinated only after three months of recovery.
Officials from the state Health Department and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike expressed confidence that Karnataka will achieve the target very soon.
On the question of cases rising, especially if restrictions are relaxed, Dr Sudhakar revealed that experts have projected an increase to the tune of 60,000 a day, which could shoot up to over a lakh.
Dr Sudhakar stressed that the government order with names of doctors has been signed and will be issued soon to the media.
According to health department officials, soon reminders will be sent through SMS and hospital heads will be asked to ensure that their eligible staff are given the third dose.
Dr Sudhakar said that as of now over 9 crore vaccinations have been administered in Karnataka including over 8 crore adults who have received both their doses.
2.5 lakh healthcare, frontline workers trained online to combat COVID-19: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar
Karnataka has so far trained about 2.5 lakh healthcare and frontline staff through online platforms to effectively leverage technology to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
Explaining the reasons behind taking special steps for Bengaluru, he said that the city has an international airport where many people arrive from abroad.
There shall be intensive patrolling and surveillance at all bordering districts adjoining Maharashtra and Kerala to prevent spread of COVID-19, particularly Omicron variant, in the state.
Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted saying that the new cases were found from two cluster outbreaks reported in two educational institutions of the coastal district.
The medical colleges will be built in the districts of Tumakur, Davangere, Chitradurga, Bagalkot, Kolar, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Bengaluru rural and Vijayapura.