Slight rise in Covid cases, but no need to panic; Vigil at the borders: CM Bommai


The State is witnessing a slight rise in Covid cases. But there is no need to panic. Precautionary measures would be taken in border areas to control the pandemic, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons at the Vijayapura he said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a video conference with the Chief Ministers of all states tomorrow to review the Covid situation. He will be presenting him details on measures taken to control Covid in the State.”

Effective measures like screening at airports and precautionary measures especially at state’s’ borders with Maharashtra and Kerala would be taken, he said.

Recently 2 countries have witnessed upsurge in Covid cases. The numbers are increasing in neighboring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and China. So Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed for preventive measures in the country. We held a meeting with our Technical Advisory Committee yesterday and decided to reintroduce some of the precautionary measures. Wearing a face mask has been made compulsory, instructions have been issued to maintain social distance, Bommai said.