Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar visited the controversial Padarayanapura ward to review the Covid-19 situation there.
Local corporator Imran Pasha and BBMP officials were present while he interacted with some residents of the area.
There are approximately 7,500 houses and a population of 40,000 in the ward, which is now a containment zone. The minister told the officials to increase the number of tests, enforce social distancing and control vehicular movement. He also instructed the officials to use mobile kiosks in the ward for sample collection.