The Karnataka government is mulling a ban on firecrackers this Deepavali, since it may badly impact the health of those who have already been infected with Covid-19.
On Thursday, State health minister Dr K Sudhakar held a meeting with the State’s COVID-19 expert committee and technical advisory committee and he said the committee had deliberated on the pros and cons of banning firecrackers during Deepavali and had recommended a ban.
“As the smoke can badly impact the health of those who have already been infected by COVID-19 and even those who have not, we will place the committee’s report before the Chief Minister and he will take a final decision within a day or two,” he said.
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