When the fear of third wave is on the brim, numbers are surging in Bengaluru and this time the deadly virus is grappling young kids of the city.The Bengaluru civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), said 242 children below the age of 19 tested positive in the last five days.
Statistics Of The Surge
According to the data, 106 children below the age of 9 years and 136 children between 9 and 19 years have tested positive in the last five days in the city. The health department has warned that the positive cases of children may rise in the coming days.
An officer from the health department said the number will “triple” within a few days and “there is a great danger”. “All we can do is protect our children from this virus by keeping them inside the home. Children will not have much immunity compared to older ones. It is highly recommended to parents that they keep children inside home and follow all the Covid-19 norms”.
Governments Action On The Crisis
In the wake of rising cases, the government of Karnataka has already ordered night and weekend curfews in all the districts, and entries to Kerala-Karnataka, Maharashtra-Karnataka borders have been restricted. Only those who can show their RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours are allowed to enter the state.
This time children could be at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 during the third wave in India and is primarily because children have not been covered in the vaccination drive that could provide them antibodies to fight the viral infection.