Bengaluru: Covid patients undergoing home isolation are eligible for a seven-day leave

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27-12-2023

    Karnataka has mandated a seven-day home isolation for Covid patients

    Out of 74 new cases reported on December 26, 57 are located in Bengaluru

    Karnataka set to receive 30,000 doses of Covid vaccines from central government

In response to the escalating number of Covid cases, Karnataka has mandated a seven-day home isolation period for individuals who test positive for the virus.

This decision was taken during a meeting of the Covid-19 cabinet subcommittee chaired by Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao on December 26, following the identification of the JN.1 sub-variant.

Under the new directive, all Covid-positive individuals are required to isolate at home for a week, and symptomatic primary contacts must undergo testing. Guidelines pertaining to this measure will be issued by the government shortly.

Out of the 74 new cases reported on December 26, 57 are located in Bengaluru, and the state recorded two Covid-related deaths.

Employees of both government and private companies undergoing home isolation are eligible for a seven-day leave. Medical professionals from UPHCs and Namma clinics will visit individuals in home isolation and those admitted to general wards. The state aims to conduct around 5,000 Covid tests daily.

As of now, there are no restrictions on New Year celebrations or inter-state travel. However, mandatory masking is enforced for senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities. Parents have been advised not to send their children with symptoms such as fever, cold, and cough to school until the symptoms subside.

Reportedly, Karnataka is set to receive 30,000 doses of Covid vaccines from the central government, which will be distributed to taluk and district hospitals.

Bengaluru: Covid patients undergoing home isolation are eligible for a seven-day leave

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    Karnataka has mandated a seven-day home isolation for Covid patients

    Out of 74 new cases reported on December 26, 57 are located in Bengaluru

    Karnataka set to receive 30,000 doses of Covid vaccines from central government

In response to the escalating number of Covid cases, Karnataka has mandated a seven-day home isolation period for individuals who test positive for the virus.

This decision was taken during a meeting of the Covid-19 cabinet subcommittee chaired by Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao on December 26, following the identification of the JN.1 sub-variant.

Under the new directive, all Covid-positive individuals are required to isolate at home for a week, and symptomatic primary contacts must undergo testing. Guidelines pertaining to this measure will be issued by the government shortly.

Out of the 74 new cases reported on December 26, 57 are located in Bengaluru, and the state recorded two Covid-related deaths.

Employees of both government and private companies undergoing home isolation are eligible for a seven-day leave. Medical professionals from UPHCs and Namma clinics will visit individuals in home isolation and those admitted to general wards. The state aims to conduct around 5,000 Covid tests daily.

As of now, there are no restrictions on New Year celebrations or inter-state travel. However, mandatory masking is enforced for senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities. Parents have been advised not to send their children with symptoms such as fever, cold, and cough to school until the symptoms subside.

Reportedly, Karnataka is set to receive 30,000 doses of Covid vaccines from the central government, which will be distributed to taluk and district hospitals.

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