Concerned over surging Covid cases, the Karnataka authorities on Monday banned events and celebrations in flats within the metropolis to stop them from turning into clusters.
“As many Covid cases are reported from flats or apartments in the city, parties and celebrations will not be allowed in their premises from Tuesday till further notice,” the Chief Minister’s Office stated in a press release right here.
After reviewing the pandemic state of affairs throughout the state amid the second wave at a gathering with ministers, consultants and senior officers together with Health Minister Okay. Sudhakar, Revenue Minister R. Ashok, Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar, and Excise Minister Okay. Gopalaiah, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, nevertheless, determined to not impose a lockdown or night time curfew however banned protest rallies and demonstrations to stop crowding in public locations and violation of Covid pointers over the subsequent 15 days.
“No lockdown is being imposed but strict action will be taken against those who don’t wear mask or maintain social distancing,” he stated, as per the assertion.
As annual exams are being held in many faculties and faculties, they won’t be closed in the interim and the state of affairs will likely be reviewed after a fortnight.
Admitting that spike in constructive cases throughout the state was a reason behind concern, Yediyurappa urged the individuals to strictly observe Covid applicable behaviour, keep away from crowding and wash fingers usually.
“If Covid induced norms are violated, it will be difficult to bring the situation under control again, as cases are spiking in Bengaluru at an alarming rate,” he cautioned.
According to the state well being bulletin, 2,792 new cases have been registered on Sunday, taking the state’s Covid tally to 9,89,804, whereas recoveries rose to 9,53,416, with 1,964 discharged in the course of the day.
In Bengaluru, 1,742 recent cases have been reported on Sunday, taking its Covid tally to 4,29,915, together with 16,259 energetic cases, whereas recoveries elevated to 4,09,065, with 1,356 sufferers discharged within the final 24 hours.
With 16 sufferers succumbing to the virus in the course of the day, together with 9 in Bengaluru, 3 in Hassan, 2 in Mysuru and one every in Bidar and Mandya districts, the state’s dying toll rose to 12,520.
Positivity price shot as much as 3.20 per cent whereas case fatality price was 0.57 per cent.
As per the state well being division information, infections are extra within the 20-40 years age group.
“Though mortality rate is low or below 1 per cent, patients above 60 years of age are succumbing to the virus,” added the assertion.
Cumulatively, 6.6 lakh individuals have been vaccinated throughout the state until date because the drive was launched on January 16.