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Bengaluru records over 400 COVID case from last 4 days, heading towards lockdown?

With Bengaluru city reporting over 400 cases from the last 4 days, fear of spike and lockdown is looming large on Bengalureans. BBMP, the civic agency which ruled out the severity, however, confirmed that if the cases go up, it will go for strict containment measures.

Bengaluru records over 400 COVID case from last 4 days, heading towards lockdown-ycb
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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 7, 2021, 3:47 PM IST

From August 3 onwards, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) area has been witnessing an increase in daily Covid cases fueling speculations among Bengalureans about the lockdown.

The speculation is seen soon after Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai announced weekend lockdown in eight bordering districts of Karnataka that shares borders with Covid hit Kerala and Maharashtra.

As per the BBMP health department data, on August 3 the city reported 477 cases, on August 4, 411 cases, on August 5, 414 cases and on August 6, 411 fresh Covid cases were reported.

Speaking to Asianet Newsable, BBMP Chief Commissioner observed that the cases are at 400 plus from the last few days but ruled out any scary situation compared to the last second wave as the numbers are less than 1% of positivity and to bring this number further down, containment measure is put in place where over 3 cases are reported.

"I don't think there is any severity of the situation leading to lockdown. However, what is needed is mass discipline, avoiding crowded places and taking the vaccination," said BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta

BBMP has sealed about 5 apartment complexes in different zones as a part of its Covid control measures. Gupta informed that as the Palike received reports of over 3 cases in these places, hence the complexes had to be sealed.

The Palike has deployed BBMP staff and home guards nearby to restrict public movement in this sealed complex.

162 containment areas:

The Palike that has been witnessing a spike in cases for the last one week has increased its containment measures to caution the public about contracting infection from these places.

Among 162 containment areas in its eight zones, Bengaluru's IT belt Mahadevpura tops with 42 containment areas. Similarly, East Zone with more slums reported 38 and Bengaluru's Industrial area Bommanahalli zone has 28 containment areas.

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