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After 10 Covid Cases, Another Bengaluru Apartment Complex Sealed




A COVID-19 alert sounded in an apartment complex in Bengaluru. This after 10 people found positive for the coronavirus, officials said on Monday.

The 10 Covid cases at theapartment complexl with 1,500 residents found between February 15 and 22. The civic agency BBMP’s commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said in a statement.

Based on the findings, the apartment complex declared as containment zone by the BBMP, the civic body’s zonal commission Ranadeep said.

All residents of the residential complex in home quarantine after their samples taken for testing. Contact tracing on for each infected person, with up to 15 primary contacts being traced and tested. Also the civic body’s surveillance team also finding out what led to this cluster of cases.

Monday’s development comes days after another apartment complex in Bengaluru declared a containment zone after 113 of its residents tested positive for coronavirus.

According to district officials, the surge in Covid cases recorded just days after two marriage anniversary parties organised in the residential society.

The district administration started a mass testing drive in the apartment complex. Similarly this done after around two dozen cases emerged from there in a couple of days.

Most of those who tested positive in the first case are below the age of 50 and are asymptomatic. Dr Krishnappa, the medical officer investigating the area stated.

India, which reported close to one daily lakh cases last year, recording under 10,000 daily cases for the last few days. Similarly the centre last month declared that the country has flattened the coronavirus curve.

Experts, however, warned people against dropping their guard against the virus because of the discovery of mutant strains abroad.

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