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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Tests Positive For Covid-19

Karnataka CM informed that he tested positive for covid-19 and is under home quarantine.

Basavaraj Bommai, CM of Karnataka (Photo:ANI)

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms andis currently under home quarantine. CM, tweeted “I have tested positive for Covid -19 today with mild symptoms. My health is fine, I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested.

Karnataka on Monday reported 11,698 new Covid-19 cases and four related deaths. The test positivity rate shot to 7.77 per cent. 9,221 of the new cases and two deaths were reported in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar said that 146 new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Bengaluru today taking the overall tally of the new Covid variant in Karnataka to 479.

Administration of Covid-19 precaution dose for healthcare workers, frontline workers and persons aged above 60 with co-morbidities started in the state from Monday. Around 21 lakh people in the state are eligible, according to the Karnataka Health Department.

A weekend curfew has been imposed by the Karnataka government in the state capital Bengaluru and other parts of the state in light of the rising Covid cases in the city. The decision was announced after a key meeting was held today in light of the Covid situation in the state. 

Faced with fresh Covid-19 threats, the Karnataka government is considering more containment measures to control the spread of the virus and the state cabinet is likely decide in this regard, later this week after consulting experts.

Karnataka has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases over the last five days, with daily figures crossing the 1,000 mark. This even as 10 more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus were detected in Karnataka on Sunday, taking the state’s tally to 76.

(With Inputs from ANI)

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