Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said on Wednesday in Belagavi said that The State Government has no plans to close inter-State borders in Belagavi or other districts.
Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who visited Belagavi to attend an official programme, told media representatives that all those coming to Karnataka from inter-State borders would be subjected to tests and only those found to be infected would be subjected to restrictions.
However, inter-State movement and other activities will be allowed to go on as before subject to the Covid containment protocols.
The minister said the government has imposed weekend curfew and night curfew restrictions across the State for a fortnight as part of the strategy to ensure that the situation does not go out of hand. “The intention of the government is to prevent complete lockdown,” he clarified.
Dr Narayan clarified that the people need not get unnecessarily worried as the State Government is keen to control the spurt in Covid, Omicron cases in Bengaluru. Schools and colleges have also been ordered to be closed for 15 days. Apart from the containment measures, the government has already started vaccination of the children in the age group of 15 to 18 years.
The minister said pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, cinema houses, gyms etc. have been allowed to function subject to 50 percent of capacity and adherence to the Covid protocols.