July 16, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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BBMP must intensify testing to keep Corona cases under check

The spate of Corona cases including Omicron across the state in general and BBMP jurisdiction in particular is an indication that the third wave is showing its impact.

There is a steady increase in the number of cases that are spiraling with the passing of the day and the measures and guidelines imposed by the state government and the BBMP seems insufficient in containing spreading of cases.

As many as 405 cases have been reported. With this the number of active cases has hit 7,251. Bengaluru’s share is 254 cases. Next in the list is Uttara Kannada with 32 cases followed by Dakshina Kannada with 20 cases. The cases of Omicron have touched 31 in the state, as per the information shared by the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fear of Omicron hitting the community looming large as the people who do not have the overseas travel history too have been detected positive. Time and again the BBMP commissioner Gourav Gupta has been cautioning to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) and to avoid crowded places, unless it is very essential.

Testing has been intensified across the state especially for those who are coming from high risk countries.

The civic body BBMP cannot afford to relax. Testing has to be increased extensively to ensure that the Bengaluru does not caught up unawares like in the second wave.

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