Bengaluru: 499 new COVID cases among children in 10 days; devotees banned in temples on weekends
Amidst fear of Covid 3rd wave, the Bengaluru city has witnessed a whopping 499 cases of Covid-19 infection among children in the last ten days. The BBMP also witnessed a daily spike in cases. As per the latest data, Bengaluru Urban has reported 377 cases. Following the trend, the district administration has ordered a ban on devotees to temples on weekends to avoid public gathering.
With daily cases of Covid-19 going above 350 and 499 children tested positive since the last 10 days, strict measures have been announced by Bengaluru District Administrations.
According to reports, 194 children aged between 1 to 9 years were found Covid positive and between 10 to 18, 305 cases were registered as Covid positive from the last ten days.
As per health experts, there are chances of these numbers doubling in the coming days.
Ban on devotees in the temple on weekends and holidays:
Going by the increasing number of Covid-19 cases among children and experts hinting at Covid 3rd wave striking these segments of population, the Bengaluru Urban District Deputy Commissioner J Manjunath ordered measures to control Covid spread. After orders to intensify checking at Attibele border to screen vehicles from TN and Maharashtra entering the city, the district administration has also ordered a ban on devotees in religious places.
All the temples and religious places will have to ensure a ban of devotees on weekends and also on religious festivals as per the DC's order.
The measures were announced as a large gathering was expected due to upcoming festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesa Chaturthi, Muharram. People also flock to temples during Independence day.
Anticipating the spike in the coming days, the measures were announced. On normal days, devotees will have to follow Covid protocols while visiting religious places.
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