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Karnataka will have No lockdown for now – CM Bommai

The state government is likely to extend the night curfew until January 7 because of an increase in COVID-19 cases and the threat of the Omicron variant. It’s also looking further into quarantine options to keep the coronavirus from spreading. On Thursday, the state cabinet will make a final decision on the restrictions. On Wednesday, the chief minister will have a meeting with members of the state’s COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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To prevent the virus from spreading, CM advises students should be quarantined at home. He urged stakeholders to observe social conventions such as wearing masks and keeping a social distance. To make the vaccine push a success, it will require coordinated efforts from parents, teachers, and health professionals. They aim to vaccinate around 4.4 lakh children across the state on the first day, including 30,000 children in Bengaluru. The second dose will be given after 28 days, and booster doses will be given to anyone over 60 with comorbidities starting January 10. 

As per the Chief Minister, the government may impose a weekend curfew if health experts and the cabinet accept the measure. However, rule out any step that would have a direct impact on people’s livelihoods.

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