As Bengaluru continued to record cases above 1,000 (1,039 new cases on Sunday), the number of micro containment zones has now risen to 15 with an apartment complex in Yelahanka reporting seven cases while another apartment complex next to 8th mile in Dasarahalli zone reporting eight cases on Saturday. Of the 1,039 reported in Bengaluru, 625 are males and 414, females.
Karnataka reported 1,715 new cases on Sunday. The top five districts in Karnataka logging the maximum number of cases are Bengaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Kalaburagi, Tumakuru and Mysuru.
Horticulture Minister R Shankar said various hard steps like lockdown or semi lockdown were only in the discussion stage and nothing was finalised.
However, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that there was no question of imposing any lockdown at this stage. Revenue Minister R Ashoka said that it was time to learn to live with Covid as many European countries were now seeing a third wave. He said that businesses were essential and blanket ban on them can have detrimental effects. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that there was no talk of lockdown or partial lockdown and he would want to take another 10 days to take stock of the Covid situation.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, Dr.K.Sudhakar said if people do not follow precautions, it will be spread further.
All senior citizens and eligible people should get a vaccine, he said and youth should avoid unnecessary gatherings. “Citizens and the government should obey the advice of the Technical Advisory Committee. The Government is doing whatever it can. We are avoiding imposition of strict restrictions to ensure that there is no inconvenience for the day-to-day activities of people and economy. We will request the CM to convene an all-party meeting regarding containment measures. State Borders are kept on high alert. All border district administrations have been instructed about this,” said the minister.