Gupta notes that Bengaluru has a positivity rate less than 1%, but risk from neighbouring states remains
In view of the rise in Covid infections in apartment complexes in Bengaluru, BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said Covid-appropriate behaviour should be strictly followed by all apartments. Gupta was addressing the city’s Resident Welfare Associations virtually from the BBMP head office on Wednesday.
The BBMP chief noted that, while on the positive side, Bengaluru has a less than 1% Covid positivity rate with around 400 cases every day, there is a risk of cases increasing as the virus is spreading in the neighbouring states.
Gupta noted that an increasing number of Covid cases are being detected at a few apartments in the city. He said the infected person must be immediately be isolated, and primary and secondary contacts and neighbours should be tested and isolated.
All RWAs must comply with Covid rules in case of any social event being held in their apartments and party halls. He advised people to stop participating in social events as much as possible, maintain social distance and wear masks to curb the spread of the virus. Precautionary measures must be taken in the common areas of apartments and gyms, he added.
Special Commissioner Randeep said RWAs should coordinate with everyone in their apartments to raise awareness about Covid-19. He said that if someone has symptoms of the virus, he/she must try to immediately self-isolate and undergo a Covid test.
‘Caution’ message to traders
At a virtual meeting with trade associations, the BBMP Chief Commissioner urged them to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour at all costs.
He noted that the government has unlocked the city to facilitate all business activities to take place, but Covid protocols are not being followed in many business areas. He warned that if Covid guidelines are not being followed, marshals, home guards and police officers will visit the place in question and impose a fine.
Special commissioner (Health) D Randeep, Chief Health Officer Dr Vijendra and others were present.