B'luru civic body declares new Covid containment zones

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, May 21st, 2020, 22:07:47hrs

Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) The city civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has declared two places in the city as containment zones in the past two days, owing to rising Covid cases, an official said on Thursday.

"Mallathahalli in Nagarbhavi 2nd stage has been declared a containment zone. This area in Jnanabharathi Ward number 129 under RR Nagar zone is being sealed down," tweeted BBMP Commissioner B. H. Anil Kumar.

Kumar said the civic body is taking all measures to break the chain of Covid transmission. On Wednesday also, BBMP declared new containment zones in the city.

"With fresh cases reported from Jnanabharathi Nagar & Nagawara, BBMP has declared new containment zones. Inspected Ward 23 and directed a complete seal down of Nagawara," he said.

Contact tracing is in the containment zones is in progress. The civic body workers barricaded Nagawara Ward 23 at the entry and exit points.

Meanwhile, BBMP has also deputed three teams to look into the complaints of returnees from abroad and other states who chose to quarantine themselves in hotels at their own expense.

"BBMP has set up 3 teams to look into issues raised by returnees in hotel and hostel quarantine with regard to cleanliness, hygiene, food arrangements and other issues," Kumar said.

He said the teams will also handle the complaints of hotels overcharging the quarantined returnes.

The commissioner shared a list of room tariffs approved by the civic body which the hotels can charge the returnees.

Bengaluru Urban is grappling with the second highest number of Covid cases in the state at 122. It has also seen nine deaths, highest in Karnataka.

--IANS

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