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Updated Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:18 PM IST
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The committee has asked clinical facilities in government and private hospitals to be ready for beds, ICUs, ventilators, etc. at the same level as in October (when more than 10,000 cases were being reported daily) from the first week of January. The committee said, or there should be such a system that these facilities can be increased in maximum 2-3 days on getting instructions.
The committee has also recommended a ban on public celebrations of the New Year from 26 December to 1 January and has also imposed a night curfew (from 8 am to 5 am) during this time. According to the TAC, the second wave can be detected early by monitoring the seven-day average growth rate and reproduction numbers of the epidemic at the district and state levels.
Speaking to reporters here, Health Minister Sudhakar said that a meeting will be held at the government level on the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee. He said, ‘Our infection rate is less than 1.2 percent. The TAC report says that a second wave of corona epidemics may occur. There will be a meeting in this context in the next few days.
Sudhakar said that what will come out in this meeting will be discussed with the Chief Minister and only after that a final decision will be taken. At the same time, on the question of imposing night curfew in the state, he said that no decision has been taken. The Health Minister said that a meeting is yet to take place on the recommendations made by the Technical Consultative Committee.