Bangalore Live News: Six more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka, taking the state’s tally to fourteen on Saturday. Of these, one is a passenger from the UK, while five others have been detected in two educational institutions in Dakshina Kannada district.
In one institution in the Bantwal region of the district, four teenage students with no immediate record of foreign travel have been found to have been infected with the Omicron variant. As many as 13 students — out of the 282 primary and secondary contacts of the four girls infected with Omicron — have tested positive for Covid, the Karnataka disease surveillance unit reported.
Meanwhile, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Saturday clarified that no decision has been taken regarding compulsory institutional quarantine of international travellers from ‘high-risk’ countries.
In other news, The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on Saturday decided to advance metro timings by an hour in the morning. BMRCL stated in a release that starting from December 20, the Bengaluru Namma Metro services will be available from 5 am to 11 pm. The services begin from 6 am now.