Amid the scare of the fourth wave of COVID-19, the Karnataka government is all set to tighten measures at the Kerala and Maharashtra border check posts.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that during the last three Covid waves, it was seen that the number of Covid cases will go up in Kerala and Maharashtra, and from experience, we know that it will affect the state.
He said that the state is witnessing a slight rise in Covid cases, but underlined that there is no need to panic.
The borders with Kerala and Maharashtra were closed at the peak of the second and third waves as it was found that the spread of infection during the first and second waves in the state was mainly due to the movement of infected people from the two states.
A meeting was conducted with the Technical Advisory Committee and guidelines on wearing masks and social distancing.
During this Bommai said, “It is good if it is followed. There is no need to panic. No hospitalisation is recorded in the state. It is good to take precautionary measures”.
“We will issue guidelines after the meeting with the Prime Minister in this regard. Strict measures will also be taken at airports,” he added.
Experts have warned that though the fatality rate was low during the third wave, it was not zero. People with heart ailments, cancer, and kidney ailments should be careful.