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Bangalore News Live: RT-PCR tests mandatory for all international passengers; State reports 291 new Covid-19 cases

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? Bangalore Covid-19 Cases Live, Bengaluru Omicron Strain News Latest Updates, Bangalore Travel Ban News: Karnataka reported 291 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths today. Among districts, Bengaluru Urban registered the highest new infections (185).

Bangalore Live Highlights: The Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed that two cases of Omicron Covid variant have been found in Karnataka. While one case is of a male aged 46, the other is of a male aged 66.

The health ministry has been advising states and Union territories to keep a strict vigil and undertake surveillance of international passengers coming to the country through various airports.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai on Thursday met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and sought advice and approval from the Centre on the possibility of administering booster doses to frontline workers in the state.

Bommai, who reached New Delhi on Thursday to attend a private event, also met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as well as Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju in Parliament House. Member of Parliament from Haveri constituency Shivakumar Udasi and state principal secretary Manjunath Prasad were also present during the meeting.

Karnataka Bangalore Highlights: Omicron variant detected in Karnataka; Task force recommends setting up Karnataka career guidance centre of excellence; 322 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in Karnataka.

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