Strict rules to contain second wave of Covid-19: Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar

Strict rules to contain second wave of Covid-19: Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar
   

*Strict rules to contain second wave of Covid-19: Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*

*More people should get vaccine*

*Bengaluru, March 22, Monday*

Strict restrictions are being imposed to contain second wave of Covid-19. But the situation still doesn't warrant semi-lockdown or full fledged lockdown, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.

Speaking to the media Dr.K.Sudhakar said that government is strictly screening the incoming travellers from high case load states of Maharashtra and Kerala. If there is no negative RT-PCR test, they are subjected to test at the border. Increasing penalty for not wearing mask is also being discussed. More people should come forward to get vaccine, said Minister.

Home Ministry's support is required for strict screening at borders. CM has already conducted meeting in this regard. Semi-lockdown or lockdown is not considered for now. We need to learn from past mistakes, said Minister.

In weddings and other functions, people should wear mask, follow social distance and ensure the restriction on number of people is not violated. If the cases increase a decision will be taken regarding  educational institutions after discussing with CM, said Minister.

Three Covid Care Centres will be operational in Bengaluru this week. We can contain second wave if people co-operate, added the Minister.