38 wards in Bengaluru declared COVID-19 hotspots

38 wards in Bengaluru declared COVID-19 hotspots

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday (April 14) declared 38 wards in the city COVID-19 hotspots.

As per the analysis made by the civic body’s COVID-19 War Room, the South and East zones of Bengaluru were the most affected with 12 and 9 wards each declared hotspots. Other zones—Mahadevpura, Bengaluru West had 6 and 7 cases while Bommanahalli and Yelahanka—had two cases each.

Any municipal ward (area) having at least one positive COVID-19 case in the past 28 days, or at least 50 persons (contacts) of the novel coronavirus infected persons are under home quarantine.

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Photo: Bengaluru COVID-19 War Room
Photo: BBMP

The government can declare a hotspot zone as a containment zone if there are more positive cases in a specific ward and impose more restriction in terms of vehicular and people movement and increase the screening in the area.

Containment zone will be an area within 3 kms radius of a COVID-19 patient’s residence.

The BBMP has already created a containment zone in Padarayanapura and Bapujinagar localities in the city.

As on April 14, the state reported thirteen new cases and four deaths, taking the state’s death toll from the coronavirus infection to 10. Seventy-one have been discharged so far, as per the data released by the Karnataka Health Department.

With rising number of cases in the state, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said the extended lockdown would be more stringent. He also said ADGP-rank police officers will be deputed in districts with high COVID-19 cases, Deccan Herald reported.

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