A COVID-19 alert has been sounded in an condominium advanced in Bengaluru after 10 folks had been discovered optimistic for the coronavirus, officers mentioned on Monday.
The 10 Covid instances on the condominium advanced having 9 blocks with 1,500 residents had been discovered between February 15 and 22, the civic company BBMP’s commissioner N Manjunath Prasad mentioned in a press release.
Based mostly on the findings, six contagious blocks have been declared as containment zone by the BBMP, the officer mentioned.
Right this moment’s improvement comes days after another apartment complex in Bengaluru was declared a containment zone after 113 of its residents examined optimistic for coronavirus.
In accordance with district officers, the surge in Covid instances was recorded simply days after two marriage anniversary events had been organised within the residential society.
The district administration had began a mass testing drive within the condominium advanced after round two dozen instances emerged from there in a few days.
Most of those that examined optimistic within the first case are beneath the age of 50 and are asymptomatic, Dr Krishnappa, the medical officer investigating the realm, had informed NDTV final week.
India, which had been reporting shut to 1 every day lakh instances final yr, has been recording beneath 10,000 every day instances for the previous couple of days. The centre had final month declared that the nation – the second worst-hit after the US – has flattened the coronavirus curve.
Consultants, nevertheless, have warned folks in opposition to dropping their guard in opposition to the virus due to the invention of mutant strains overseas.
Karnataka is presently the third worst-hit state after Maharashtra and Kerala.