No relaxation in new COVID 19 standards: Karnataka Health Minister

Meaning no relaxation in the new set of standards released by the state federal government, in the middle of pressure from numerous sectors, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said it was inevitable to take certain strict measures so that things do not go out of control.He said the guidelines have actually been issued on the advice of the technical advisory committee consisting of specialists, after examining the circumstance, and if things are under control by April 20, activities will be enabled to resume.

“The federal government is not happy by limiting activities. I have actually been requesting through the media for the last one month that a 2nd wave is at our doorstep and if we don’t understand and take preventive measures, the federal government will have no other alternatives and might need to take severe measures,” Sudhakar said.

Talking to press reporters here, he stated Karnataka was the very first state to resume all the business activities, but the state is today reporting about 5,000 cases daily and 3,500 of them are from Bengaluru alone.”The technical advisory committee has stated this will be there for another two months, till the May end and the chart will begin decreasing from June first week.If we don’t take measures and something unfortunate occurs, will not it be the government’s responsibility?” he asked.Aimed at curbing Covid-19 with the spike in cases, the federal government on Friday in a brand-new set of standards had actually bought the closure of health clubs and swimming pools while capping the seating capacity in theatres at 50 percent in specific districts.It has also purchased apartment building to shut common centers such as celebration halls and clubhouses.The new limitations enforced by the federal government through the standards will be in force till April 20. Keeping in mind that the federal government has released guidelines after getting numerous reports from the technical advisory committee, and after consulting senior authorities and ministers, Sudhakar said it was not done at one go.”People from several sectors are stating their activities ought to not be restricted and must go on freely. Yes, we (govt) too understand, however things need to not go out of our control, so it was inevitable for the government to take certain rigorous measures.We request for cooperation from everybody,” he said.The Karnataka Movie Chamber of Commerce has actually chosen to satisfy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to give his notification about the impact of topping the seating capability in theatres at 50 percent, on the market, and is most likely to seek relaxation so that it doesn’t effect movies that have simply been released.Also, health club owners have required the federal government to reassess the decision or enable them to operate with 50 percent capacity or reveal a bundle so that they can pay for personnel and utilize it for maintenance.There is pressure from some private schools to enable them to operate, comparable is the demand from health club, swimming pool and club owners, also individuals wish to hold marriages with big gatherings, the Minister stated.”These measures are not irreversible, let’s follow these momentary procedures for some days … I’m not saying it (Covid- 19 spread) can be controlled one hundred percent by these measures, but we can attempt to bring things under control,” he said.Responding to a concern, the Minister said there are standards for elections, and religious locations too, there is no concession for any sector or activities.”The government is only trying to manage this pandemic that’s all, there is no politics or any malicious intent behind this,” he stated, as he evaded concerns on night curfew or weekend lockdown stating that he doesn’t wish to speak on what measures will be taken in the future.

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