Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai seeks active participation of BJP workers in containing Covid pandemic
With surging coronavirus cases in Karnataka, chief minister (CM) Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked the BJP cadre to involve themselves in Covid-19 management in the state.
“I have asked the BJP workers to actively involve themselves in Covid management in the interest of public health,” Bommai told reporters after a meeting with party state president Nalin Kumar Kateel and other office bearers.
Bommai said that the BJP workers have been asked to involve themselves actively in the campaign to tackle the spread of Omicron, the new variant of the novel coronavirus.
They can play a role in providing useful information to the public, spreading awareness about precautionary measures, assisting in quarantine, getting ambulance services and vaccination, he said.
The Karnataka government on Tuesday announced fresh restrictions, including closure of schools and pre-university colleges except for Classes 10 and 12, weekend curfew and extension of night curfew.
The government also restricted congregation of people in large numbers and banned rallies and protests. The measures were taken after a sudden spurt in Covid cases since January 1 when the health department started reporting more than 1,000 infections daily.
On Wednesday, Bengaluru alone reported 3,605 Covid cases, according to health minister Dr K Sudhakar.