Sudhakar bats for individual precautions, not lockdown
With the spectre of a second Covid-19 wave looming over Karnataka, the state government has called a meeting with the Technical Advisory Committee on Friday to discuss various preventive measures outlined in the TAC’s report which was submitted recently. The experts fear that a second wave could hit Karnataka in January and February next year.
A media statement on Thursday by the office of Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the TAC report is still with officials and has not been seen by the ministers. “We have called an important meeting with experts on Friday. Subsequently, the Chief Minister and other cabinet colleagues will take a final call on the precautionary steps to be followed during a second Covid wave,” Sudhakar said.
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The media statement quoted him as saying, “Personally, I do not feel that a second wave of Covid will be serious. But how much impact will it have? What steps should be taken by the state government? We will discuss such aspects before coming to a conclusion.”
‘Lockdown, no solution’
On the issue of a (second) lockdown, Sudhakar said a lockdown is not a permanent solution to control the Covid spread. “People need to understand that maintaining social distance and covering one’s face with a mask is the only solution which can control the spread of the virus,” he said.
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