With the Karnataka state seeing a steep increase in the cases of coronavirus, Minister Sriramulu has now hinted that there might be a lockdown in the state soon.
The minister was paying a visit to the KC General hospital which is a designated COVID-19 hospital. He spoke to the media and said that since its getting difficult to control the outbreak, the state might soon bring back the lockdown. He said that it is almost necessary and inevitable if the cases continue to rise as it has been.
He further said that he would be speaking to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and come to a decision. There have been talks about the possible lockdown already. Yesterday, the government sealed down six areas in Bengaluru and had also said that more areas might follow the course.
Only Symptomatic Patients Admitted To Hospital
In a new development, the state government has said that only serious COVID-19 patients will be admitted to the hospital.
The Deputy Chief Minister of the state CN Ashwathnarayan spoke to the media and confirmed it. He said,
“All the COVID-19 infected people don’t require hospitalization. They can be kept in COVID care centers as they are either asymptomatic or mild cases. They don’t require intensive medical care. We can make use of the hotels that are vacant to keep them and monitor them. Any fluctuation in the health, they can be immediately shifted them to hospital. They don’t normally require it. Serious symptomatic patients will be admitted to COVID-19 hospitals. Rest will be placed under COVID care centers.”
He also said that there will be at least 20,000 capacity of COVID care centers. Karnataka has reported 9170 cases so far.
On the daily Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike bulletin of June 22nd, the municipal body confirmed that there are 440 containment zones in the city. The city has reported 1,398 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of which 919 are active currently. The highest number of cases from a containment zone is 67 from the ward of Padarayanapura. These cases are spread over four containment zones in the area.
The total number of cases in India has reached 4,41,070 out of which 1,78,714. 2,48,286 patients have recovered successfully in India. Karnataka has reported 9170 cases so far.
Source: Daily Hunt