The garden city of Bengaluru has seen a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the past few days. In order to stop the spread of the disease further, the state government and the municipal body is looking to bring back the seal down model to the city.
On Sunday, the state of Karnataka reported 453 fresh cases of COVID-19 out of which 196 are from the capital city of Bengaluru. This is the highest daily increase in the city since the outbreak was first reported on the 8th of March. Speaking to Public TV, the Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, BH Anil Kumar has suggested that some of the areas in the city might witness seal down soon. According to him, there have been five wards in the city where the spread has been rampant.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is going to chair a meeting today to discuss the issue of Bengaluru alone. As per sources, if the city continues to see a constant rise in the cases, without any restriction in place, it would be hard to stop the spread. The areas that will be discussed in the meeting area Chamarajapete, Chikkapete, Kalasipalya, Vidyaranyapura, and others.
These areas have accounted for the maximum number of cases in the past week. Apart from this, another factor which has contributed to this rise in cases is lack of social distancing and not wearing masks. The sources say that these areas might be sealed down as early as today evening soon after the meeting is completed.
428 Cases In 3 Days
Out of the 196 cases reported in the city on Sunday, 102 patients have no contact or travel history. They are patients suffering from Influenza-Like Illness. The contacts of the 67 cases are yet to be traced. The remaining cases had a definite source of infection or even travel history. In the last three days alone, Bengaluru has reported 428 COVID-19 cases. The containment zones in the city too have increased to 279.
Seven doctors from the Victoria Hospital were tested positive for COVID-19 and also 10 staff members of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) have also tested positive.