On Wednesday, the Bengaluru Municipal body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanaga Palike decided to seal down more areas in the city, mostly near the KR Market. This is due to the rising number of cases in the region.
The BBMP issued an order on Wednesday and said that the areas near the following placed will be sealed. The areas included Town Hall Circle, JC Road, AM Road, Kalasipalyam Main Road, KR Market Junction, Service Road, Tharagupet Road (24 main road), Tipu Sultan Palace Road, Tharagupet road (4 main road), Bhashyam Road, Srinivas Mandiram Road, Kilari Road, Anjaneya Temple Street, Sunkalpet Road, and SJP Road.
All shops and establishments within these regions will be closed including hotels, commercial complexes, roadside vendors, liquor shops, and other kinds of shops. Even the famous flower market will also be shut. Religious places in the areas will also remain closed. However, this does not apply to shops selling essential supplies like newspapers, groceries, vegetables, milk, and meat. The exam centers conducting the Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination will be exempted from the restrictions. The exams are set to begin on Thursday. In addition to that, medical shops, clinics, and hospitals will continue to function.
1124 Active Cases In The City
All the areas that are sealed down are close to Majestic where the maximum movement of passengers coming in and going out of the city takes place. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will make announcements on loudspeakers about the seal down in these areas. Posters and pamphlets will also be distributed. The loudspeakers will also spread awareness about the social distancing norms and the symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will also conduct contact tracing and surveillance for Influenza-like illness and Severe Acute Respiratory Illness in these areas.
The orders were issued on the day when the state crossed 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the city crossed 1,000 active cases. The city reported 173 fresh cases on Wednesday. A total of 1678 cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the city till date. Out of the 173 cases on Wednesday, 73 of them have no contact or travel history and 71 have Influenza-like illness symptoms. The city amounts to over 30 percent of the active cases in the state.
Source: The News Minute