At least 20 places in Bengaluru have got rid of their ‘containment zone’ tag in the last month or so. This is because, during this period, zero cases were detected in these areas. However, in the city, the total number of ‘containment zones’ is still almost the same.
Restrictions lifted in almost 20 places
Earlier, the ‘containment zone’ restrictions were enforced on these areas while relaxations were given in the other parts of the city. Now, these areas can also enjoy these relaxations.
Some of the places that are have shed the tag are Hampinagar, Byrasandra, Yeshwanthpur, RR Nagar, Hosahalli, Bapuji Nagar, Radhakrishna Temple, Pulikeshi Nagar, Maruthi Seva Nagar, JP Nagar, etc. These places had reported cases in April. With the lifting of the tag, the residents can now heave a sigh of relief as they could venture outside to purchases essentials.
25 Containment Zones at the moment
Currently, BBMP has demarcated 25 places across the city as ‘containment zone’. Three apartments are also included in the latest identification. The other 22 zones are either a cluster of houses or a slum. Hagadur and Varthur are the latest additions to the list.
The red zones in the city are: Bilekahalli, Hongasandra, Padarayanapura, Beguru, BTM Layout, Shivaji Nagar, Malleshwaram, HBR Layout, Herohalli, Mangammanapalya, Hoodi, Nagawara, Jnanabharathi Nagar, Jagajeevanaram Nagar, KR Market, Lakkasandra, Thanisandra, Agaram, Puttenahalli, SK Garden, Marappana Palya, Hongasandra, Hagadur, Varthur and Deepanjali Nagar.
BBMP has also decided to redraw the boundaries of containment zones so that the restrictions do not affect many houses. If the resident of an apartment test positive for COVID-19, only one floor above and below will be marked as ‘containment zone’. If a person from an independent house test positive, only streets leading to this house will come under the restricted zone.
Source: Bangalore Mirror