Karnataka govt to increase Covid Tests in the wake of massive crowds
Karnataka govt to increase Covid Tests in the wake of massive crowds

Karnataka: The government of Karnataka has decided to conduct more Covid-19 tests over the next 15 days in response to the massive crowds that gathered for four days in a row following the death of actor Puneeth Rajkumar and the celebrations of bypoll results in two districts in north Karnataka.

The decision was made based on the Technical Advisory Committee's recommendation. A crowd of up to 20 lakh people gathered to pay their last respects to Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar. Bengaluru attracts visitors from all over the state. Similarly, thousands of people gathered to celebrate victory during the bypoll campaigning and results in Sindgi constituency in Vijayapura district and Hangal constituency in Haveri district.

In both cases, the massive crowds disobeyed all of the Covid rules. The state's health department is now crossing its fingers to see how these incidents will affect the state's Covid situation.

More Covid tests should be conducted in Bengaluru and two constituencies, according to the government. The Technical Committee had previously recommended that the state conduct 1.1 lakh tests per day. It was suggested that 50,000 tests be conducted in Bengaluru and 60,000 in districts, with a particular focus on border areas. The decision has been made to increase Covid tests by 20 percent in the capital city.

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