State Revenue Minister for Karnataka, R Ashoka, informed that the state government has postponed all events in educational institutions till January 15, 2022. He further informed that citizens will be allowed into theatres, multiplexes, and shopping malls only if they are fully vaccinated.
Addressing the press, he stated “Government postponed all events in educational institutes till January 15. Citizens are allowed into theatres, multiplexes, shopping malls only if they are fully vaccinated. No change in the number of people (maximum 500) allowed to attend marriage functions.”
Inquiry into first reported cases
The State Revenue Minister further stated that the state government has ordered an inquiry into the first ‘Omicron’ case over RTPCR reports.
He explained, “The person stayed at a hotel and held some meetings there. After that, he went away to Dubai, so there are 2 reports, one positive and one negative, which is doubtful. The lab must be investigated.”
He further said that “Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City will monitor the investigation. We will trace and track and test missing passengers from South Africa today.”
Meeting by the Chief Minister
Two cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were detected in Karnataka yesterday and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai chaired a meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation and the two Omicron cases today, on Friday.