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Saturday, 18 May 2024 5.58 AM IST

Covid to surge by January; decision to impose control in schools

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka government is planning to impose restrictions on schools due to the increasing number of Covid patients. Since the number of Covid patients is likely to increase by mid-January, it has been decided to impose restrictions on schools from the first day of the year.

The health department has given instructions for making masks compulsory for students and teachers, maintaining social distancing in assemblies and meetings, students maintaining distance in the classroom, and the preparation of a sanitization system in schools.

Health experts have found that there will be a huge increase in the number of Covid patients after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. In the last 24 hours, 23 new cases of covid have been confirmed in Karnataka. With this, 105 people are under treatment for covid. 85 people are at their homes and 20 people are in hospital. Nine of them are in ICU. 2263 covid tests were conducted in 24 hours.

At the same time, the decision taken in the meeting of the Covid Technical Advisory Committee headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is not to impose strict restrictions on Christmas and New Year celebrations. There will be no strict restrictions on travelling to Bengaluru from states including Kerala. However, monitoring will be intensified in hospitals in the border areas of Kerala and Maharashtra. Masks will continue to be mandatory for senior citizens. It has also been decided to increase the rate of covid tests.

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