Fresh guidelines on Feb 28, restrictions on gatherings, weddings may go
The restrictions were brought in place when the third wave began in the last week of December, triggered by the spread of the Omicron variant
However, the state government has permitted swimming pools, cinema theatres and gyms to function at 50 percent capacity only
During January 2022 where 1,853 samples were taken for genome sequencing, there were 1,049 Omicron cases, 404 Delta and its sublineage and 102 cases of ETA, BETA, Kappa and Pango, the minister said.
Health officials said that the baby had a sore throat and mild fever on Jan 18 morning but is fine now with no symptoms of cold, cough or fever.
While the state has 1,97,982 active cases, active hospitalised cases have been minimal at 2,356 -- just 1.19 per cent of the total number of active cases.
The turnaround time of genomic sequencing results will be improved to 24-36 hours from the current two to three days, in addition to starting genome labs in Ballari and Hubballi
Hitting out at GOP, Bommai says action will be taken as per law for violating Covid-19 guidelines
With cases again increasing rapidly this year, large corporations, predominantly IT firms, are working on recalibrating approaches and realigning their teams.
With the big number added, the state’s Covid tally shot up to 30,51,958 with 49,602 active cases that saw a rise of 28.81 per cent.
A total of 1,89,499 tests were conducted on Sunday to detect the presence of viruses in the population. On Sunday, 901 people recovered from the virus.
Health Minister Sudhakar said that Omicron is expected to take over all the other strains and that we can expect high number of cases.
The government has also made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for those coming from Goa, Maharashtra and Kerala and decided to have intensive surveillance at the borders.
The last time cases crossed the 2K mark was on July 29 last year
The BBMP has slapped a fine Rs 20,000 against Garuda Mall for allegedly not following proper Covid-19 protocols in screening visitors.