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Karnataka studies 5 new instances of Omicron variant; state’s tally rises to 43

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Karnataka on Wednesday reported 5 new instances of the Omicron variant taking the state’s tally to 43.

“5 new instances of Omicron have been confirmed in Karnataka in the present day. All optimistic individuals have been remoted and first and secondary contacts have been recognized and examined,” Karnataka Well being Minister, Dr Sudhakar Ok stated.

So far as the vaccination is worried, Karnataka has a goal of vaccinating 31,75,000 youngsters, aged 15 to 17 years, and jabbing 15,31,600 senior residents, aged above 60 years with comorbidities.

After attending an in depth video convention with the Union authorities on Tuesday afternoon, Well being Commissioner D Randeep stated any pupil ID would suffice for pre-registration of adolescents on CoWIN portal and that the training division knowledge can be used for ascertaining the variety of dropouts.

In the meantime, amid the rising instances of coronavirus in state and Omicron scare, Karnataka introduced Sunday an evening curfew from 10 pm to five am for 10 days beginning December 28.

Well being and Household Welfare Minister Ok Sudhakar stated that every one public gatherings for brand spanking new 12 months celebrations can be prohibited. “Solely 50 per cent occupancy in resorts can be allowed,” he added. The rule will apply to pubs and eating places additionally.

The choice was following a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai with ministers, senior officers and consultants on the unfold of the Omicron variant. “Based mostly on the scenario within the subsequent 10 days, the federal government will assessment whether or not extra curbs are vital,” he stated.

(with PTI inputs)

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Printed on: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 10:41 PM IST

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