52 more containment zones were announced in the state on Friday, taking the total to 111.

COVID-19 111 containment zones declared in Karnataka PTI/Representation Photo
news Coronavirus Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 08:35

Karnataka, where 474 people have tested positive for COVID-19, now has 111 containment zones, with 52 more areas being demarcated so on Friday. Of these, 20 containment zones are in the state’s capital city of Bengaluru, which has the most number of coronavirus cases at 120.

A list of which other areas in Karnataka’s other districts have been designated as containment zones has not been released by the state government yet.

Bengaluru has 20 containment zones in Bommanahalli, Mahadevpura, East, South, West zones, Yelahanka, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, and Hogasandra. Two wards namely Bapujinagar and Padarayanapura have been sealed off in entirety as containment zones in the city. Generally, a containment zone only comprises only the area within a 100-metre radius of where a case has been reported.

Mysuru, which has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases with 88 people being affected, has containment zones in Mysuru city. Some areas that have containment zones in the city are Janatanagar, Kuvempunagar, Srirampura, two areas in JP Nagar, Meena Bazaar, Nazarbad, Vijayanagar I and II stage. These zones are barricaded with single entry and exit points and authorities from the Mysuru City Corporation, city police, and the Health Department are enforcing restrictions for the red zones.

45 people have tested positive for the disease in Belagavi district, the third highest in Karnataka.

An area can return from a containment zone to a normal zone given that no new cases have been reported there in 28 days from it being declared as a containment zone, or, till there are less than 10 primary and secondary contacts of a COVID-19 patient remaining in home quarantine in the zone.

According to an analysis document released by Karnataka State COVID-19 War Room on March 23, 39 taluks in Karnataka’s districts have seen at least one COVID-19 case in the last 28 days. However, it is not clear if all of them have containment zones.

A containment zone has even more restrictions in place during the lockdown. If you are a resident of one, you will not be allowed to step out of your home under any circumstances. There is no unchecked inward or outward bound movement of people allowed except for essential services.

 

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