Belagavi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the state government has taken serious note of the increasing COVID-19 cases, developments at the international level, guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry, ramping up tests and taking precautions while doing so, and taking preventive steps. So, a meeting has been convened today to work out preventive steps in the coming days, he said.
The CM’s meeting is expected to begin in the afternoon, and the state government may issue new guidelines to prevent the spread of the infection following the meeting.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar has urged the public to take a precautionary dose of the COVID vaccine if they have not yet done so. He said that the doses are available at the nearest government hospitals. He said only 20 per cent of the state’s population has taken the COVID precautionary dose.