Bengaluru Shutdown: IT City Continues To Face The Heat Of Isolation

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Another day of fighting the deadly coronavirus continues in the capital city Bengaluru as the state continues to be in partial lockdown. As the number of cases in the state is on the rise, most of Bengaluru is in self-isolation and in a state of worry. Here is what we know until now.

After a patient on an IndiGo flight was tested positive, the Karnataka government has asked all the passengers who were on the flight 6E96 that arrived at the city from Dubai to report to the nearest government hospital. Also, the passengers on Bengaluru Madikeri KSRTC bus no. KA19F3170 is also requested to do the same. This comes after a person with a travel history from Dubai was tested positive in Kodagu.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Government has started stamping passengers arriving at the Bengaluru International Airport who are to go under home quarantine for 14 days. The stamp on the back of the left wrist indicates the last day of the home quarantine of the respective patient.

Bengaluru Corona Nurses
Courtesy: The Hindu

After Bilal Bagh, the epicenter of the anti-CAA protest at the city refused to call off their protest, it is now reported that a team of 10 volunteers under the supervision of a doctor is making and distributing masks to the public. The volunteers claim that the team makes a total of 1000 masks each day.

Even though many companies have asked their employees to work from home after the advisory from the government, a few IT companies are still persistent to have their employees in the workspace. This has caused panic among the employees of the companies regarding their safety and the safety of their loved ones.

The wife and father of the Google techie who was tested positive after coming back from Italy have now been booked under the Epidemic Disease Act of 1897. Both of them have been booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 269 and 270 for misleading the health officials and putting others at the risk of exposing to the disease.

On the positive front, a 38-year-old digital marketing professional of Shantinagar, Mahita Nagraj has started a Facebook group called ‘Caremongers India’ modeled upon the caremongering moment that took off in Canada recently. As a part of the initiative, Mahita drops off essential daily use items at the homes of senior citizens who are more prone to the coronavirus.

The social community along with the medical community under the leadership of the state are together fighting to keep the virus at bay and to resume their routine as soon as possible.

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Akarsh is an Author of Love Me Like You Do, an Amazon bestseller. He has his Short film 'Unloved' nominated for Dadasaheb Phalke award and screened in Bangalore screened at Bangalore international short film festival.

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