Bengaluru authorities announce guidelines for residential societies, children aged above 3 to wear masks
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued tough rules after the city reported over 500 COVID-19 instances among children and teens between August 1 and 11. Housing societies account for almost half of the city's confinement zones.
Bengaluru's city authorities have published new guidelines for residential societies and flats, mandating masks for youngsters above the age of in public spaces like parks. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued tough rules after the city reported over 500 COVID-19 instances among children and teens between August 1 and 11. Housing societies account for almost half of the city's confinement zones.
The recommendations also instruct resident welfare groups to look for negative RT-PCR testing in apartment occupants from neighbouring states. If the resident is unable to provide one, he or she will be tested and placed under quarantine until the findings are available. Karnataka has made a negative RT-PCR test report required for Kerala visitors to enter the state.
According to the new standards for Bengaluru housing societies, children above the age of three must wear masks at all times in the societies' public spaces and parks. It said that residents with dogs are permitted to stroll their pets in the open space, but only under strict adherence to Covid standards. Complex Gymnasiums will operate at 50% capacity, while community halls, clubhouses, and other common closed areas in societies will stay closed.
Furthermore, courier and delivery services will not be permitted within the premises. The rules also specified that emergency and critical services such as medical, plumbing, electrical, cooking gas, water supply, and so on would be permitted. Residents from other states must provide a negative RT-PCR report or submit to a test.
Bengaluru, which has seen a surge in coronavirus cases, reported 425 new infections and five deaths on Friday. Since the last week of July, there has been an increase in Covid infections. Concerns have been raised regarding infection among youngsters up to the age of 19, although BBMP authorities have stated that the increase is not significant in August.