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Another Lockdown In Bengaluru? Yes, If You Don’t Follow Rules: Civic Body

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Bengaluru on February 16 noticed a spike in Covid circumstances at 70 per cent. (Representational)

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Bengaluru municipal company chief Manjunath Prasad has made it very clear if there’s any laxity on the a part of folks 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 docs 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 complicated.

State Health Minister Okay Sudhakar, nonetheless, has dominated out the potential of one other lockdown in Karnataka. At a press convention, he mentioned, “I have instructed all our commissioners to engage more number of marshals to monitor Covid protocols. There is a marginal rise in positivity rate in the last few days. It’s at 1.27 per cent, which is not alarmingly high. At the moment, Karnataka doesn’t deserve a lockdown.”

The civic company chief advised NDTV on Monday that “we could be in trouble” if COVID-19 security guidelines will not be adopted.

“With a population of 13 million in the city, we are seeing daily rise in cases by 200 to 300. In Kerala and Maharashtra, there is a spike in cases and the concern is we share borders with these two states,” Mr Prasad advised NDTV.

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“A large population in the state are from the bordering areas. People in the city are not following Covid protocols. We have been emphasising that if people don’t follow Covid-appropriate behaviour, we are in for trouble in the next 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 unfavourable RT-PCR certificates amid the rising Covid circumstances in these two states.

Bengaluru on February 16 noticed a spike in Covid circumstances at 70 per cent. The metropolis noticed a dramatic rise in Covid circumstances over the past 5 days – the final time it was this excessive was in March and July final yr.

But 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, on condition that many journey to work out and in of the state alongside the border.

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