Karnataka: Relaxation in Covid norms to be taken after Dasara: CM Bommai

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday (October 13) mentioned that the decision pertaining to relaxations in Covid-19 curbs on the Karnataka’s borders will be taken at a Covid-19 experts' committee meeting that will be conducted after Dasara.

Sharing details before reporters at Mangalore International Airport, Chief Minister said, "Experts are evaluating the Covid situation in the states adjacent to Karnataka, that is, Kerala and Maharashtra. A meeting of Covid experts will be called after the Dasara festival, adding that there would also be discussions on relaxing existing restrictions in the border districts,"

The Chief Minister went on to say that the decision regarding the reopening of primary schools in the state would also be taken during the meeting.  Bommai further that the trial of Covid-19 vaccination for two-year-olds is in its final stages and children and young adults in the state will be vaccinated as soon as it is approved. Meanwhile, as of date, Karnataka reported 332 new Covid-19 cases taking the total active caseload in the state to 29,81,732.

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