Bengaluru, 22nd December 2022: With Covid cases rising in different parts of the world, the Karnataka government has decided to closely monitor all international travellers at the Kempegowda International Airport. Though the decision to do so have been made, from when will it be implemented is not clear.

“We will have to take certain precautionary measures in the wake of global situation. KIA has a high inflow of international passengers. We will start monitoring passengers there,” Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Wednesday.

“Some countries including China and Japan are witnessing a sudden spurt in cases. China is witnessing more hospitalisation. Therefore, we need to focus on booster (precaution) dose coverage. A high-level meeting will be chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to discuss the next course of action. All those who are yet to get their booster (precaution) shots should voluntarily come forward and get it. We can minimise the intensity of this disease by taking the vaccine”

The state achieved 100 per cent double dose COVID-19 vaccination, but many are yet to take the precaution jab. Since the vaccine for children above 12 years of age is also available, he said that they should also take the jab.

“We are prepared to face any kind of situation. We will take all necessary precautions and new guidelines will be released in this regard,” he added.