The Covid-19 cases in the Bengaluru police force are increasing, between Monday and Tuesday evening around 21 officers were tested positive for COVID-19. Taking this matter into consideration, the CM holds an emergency meeting to assess Covid-19 management.
An inspector, a sub-inspector, four head constables, a woman head constable, and seven others tested positive from HAL police station and the station was sealed down on Tuesday.
A constable from the Sadashivanagar station and a 59-year-old woman sub-inspector from JJ Nagar have been infected. Also, head constables from Yelahanka New Town, Chandra Layout, the HSR Layout traffic police station, and from the Mico Layout police have been infected by Covid-19.
With another day of close to a thousand cases on Monday, Bengaluru now has 10,561 COVID-19 cases out of which 8,859 are active. On Monday alone the Karnataka capital recorded 981 new cases.
Bengaluru is one of the only seven cities in India to have crossed the 10,000 mark and it still has the lowest number of COVID-19 case when it comes to metro cities, the growth rate in the city is a matter of concern.
In the three days till Sunday Bengaluru saw a 15.7 per cent increase in COVID-19 cases while the corresponding figures for Delhi stood at 2.6 per cent, Chennai at 2.9 per cent and Mumbai 1 per cent. Bengaluru has also the lowest recovery rate among big cities at – 14.7 per cent compared to Delhi’s 71.7 per cent, Chennai’s 62 per cent and Mumbai’s 66.1 per cent
The current situation in Bengaluru is in sharp contrast to where the city was just three weeks ago when it was not even the worst-hit region in Karnataka. However, once the new infections started spiking, it has been a scene of chaos in the IT city. It has reached a point where one of the state’s ministers claimed that there is community transmission
We have reached a point where it is difficult for the district authorities to restrain it, even though we are trying to restrain it. Somewhere the situation is going out of hand,” minister Madhuswamy had said.