Bengaluru: Schools to stay shut for two weeks from Thursday amid Covid spike

Bengaluru: Schools to stay shut for two weeks from Thursday amid Covid spike

In the view of rising COVID-19 circumstances, colleges in Bengaluru, other than tenth and twelfth requirements, will stay shut for 2 weeks from 6 January. This comes after a Covid assessment assembly attended by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, COVID job pressure and different specialists. 

A slew of measures have been taken to include the unfold coronavirus of within the state. As per the brand new directive, a 7-hour evening curfew can be imposed within the state from Friday. It will stay in pressure from 10 pm to 5pm. 

Theaters, malls, pubs and bars can be allowed to function at 50% capability. Only those that have taken each the vaccine doses can be allowed to enter. Meanwhile no gatherings can be allowed in public locations. 

Ahead of the assembly, Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok instructed information company ANI, “We are planning to take strict motion to curb the Omicron and COVID-19 circumstances which have already doubled at present and Bengaluru is in red-zone as per central authorities report. That’s why we’re making ready beds, oxygen and different needy issues. Experts’ solutions can be thought of.”

Apart from CM Bommai, the assembly was attended by State Health minister Okay Sudhakar, Revenue Minister R Ashok, BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, Chief Secretary, DGP Praveen Sood, BBMP officers, well being senior officers and technical advisory committee members are additionally current within the assembly.


Karnataka on Tuesday reported a complete of two,479 Covid-19 infections taking the cumulative whole to 30,13,326. The state is witnessing an uptick in recent infections since January 1 when the tally breached the 1,000 mark after a niche of three months. On January 2, there have been 1,187 circumstances whereas on January 3, 1,290 circumstances had been reported.

“The third Covid-19 wave has set within the state, and Bengaluru can be an epicentre this time,” Karnataka Health Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar identified earlier within the day. 

“Taking special steps in Bengaluru has become very necessary. Bengaluru is an epicentre. It was an epicentre in the first wave and second wave. It will be the epicentre during the third wave as well,” Sudhakar mentioned

(With inputs from companies)

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