Bengaluru municipal company chief Manjunath Prasad has made it very clear if there may be any laxity on the a part of individuals in following Covid security restrictions and if they do not observe social distancing, then imposing a lockdown would be the solely possibility left. He made this assertion at a gathering attended by officers, civic physique medical doctors and joint and particular commissioners.
The civic company BBMP has recognized some three Covid clusters within the metropolis in current occasions – one at a nursing faculty and two others inside a residential advanced.
State Well being Minister Okay Sudhakar, nonetheless, has dominated out the opportunity of one other lockdown in Karnataka. At a press convention, he mentioned, “I’ve instructed all our commissioners to have interaction extra variety of marshals to observe Covid protocols. There’s a marginal rise in positivity price in the previous couple of days. It is at 1.27 per cent, which isn’t alarmingly excessive. For the time being, Karnataka does not deserve a lockdown.”
The civic company chief informed NDTV on Monday that “we may very well be in hassle” if COVID-19 security guidelines usually are not adopted.
“With a inhabitants of 13 million within the metropolis, we’re seeing every day rise in instances by 200 to 300. In Kerala and Maharashtra, there’s a spike in instances and the priority is we share borders with these two states,” Mr Prasad informed NDTV.
“A big inhabitants within the state are from the bordering areas. Individuals within the metropolis usually are not following Covid protocols. We’ve been emphasising that if individuals do not comply with Covid-appropriate behaviour, we’re in for hassle within the subsequent few days,” he mentioned.
The state authorities has already put ahead customary working procedures for these touring into the state from Kerala and Maharashtra to supply a compulsory unfavorable RT-PCR certificates amid the rising Covid instances in these two states.
Bengaluru on February 16 noticed a spike in Covid instances at 70 per cent. The town noticed a dramatic rise in Covid instances during the last 5 days – the final time it was this excessive was in March and July final 12 months.
However now with Kerala and Maharashtra reporting a spike – Karnataka shares border with these two states – it has change into a reason for fear for officers, provided that many journey to work out and in of the state alongside the border.