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Immediate meeting held because of rising cases in the districts bordering Kerala

A hike has been seen in the number of infections in the districts bordering Kerala. Dakshina Kannada topped the list with a maximum number of cases followed by Bengaluru. The districts Udupi, Mysore, and Hassan marked about 191,116 and 123  cases respectively. Taking the rise in numbers into consideration, the state government has decided to hold a partial lockdown. The state government is concerned about the rise in districts namely Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Kodagu.

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The Chief Minister has called for an immediate meeting after returning from his official tour to Dakshina Kannada. It was previously planned to reopen schools by the month-end, which will need to be reconsidered. The meeting will be held with a group of experts to discuss precautions because of the rise in numbers.

The minister had earlier said that the objective is to completely control Covid-19 in the Dakshina Kannada district. He added that there is a need to take extra precautions in the border districts. 

When queried about the imposition of lockdown in border districts, the Minister said that he does not want to burden the people by imposing lockdown. The private sector is also collaborating with the government to reactivate the state for covid management.  It has been decided that people from other states will only be allowed after clearing the Covid Test. The CM has also decided to travel to other border districts in the coming days.

The state government has also prohibited mass gatherings during Krishna Janmashtami, Muharram,  Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, and other festivals. The state has also banned the organization of social, political, recruitment, cultural and religious programmers during the festivals. 

The BBMP commissioner said that the children are safe and no child is in the ICU. It is suggested that the parents vaccinate themselves and follow covid appropriate behavior to ensure that the virus does not infect the children. He added that the current situation is calm and there isn’t any need to panic.

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