Authorities have taken stringent measures of sealing down residential pockets and apartment complexes where multiple cases have been reported.
The number of micro-containment zones in Bengaluru has risen to 200 plus, at least 60 more than last week, according to data put out by the authorities. There were less than 160 micro-containment zones till last week. Authorities have taken stringent measures of sealing down residential pockets and apartment complexes in areas where three or more positive cases have been reported in close proximity. An area where there are three positive cases in a 100 m radius is designated as a micro-containment zone.
As per the officials, the spread of infection is more in Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli and West divisions of Bengaluru. Mahadevapura and Bommanahalli zones house several software parks, including International Tech Park (ITPB) and houses the IT crowd. The localities surrounding Manyata Tech Park is also severely affected and several residential pockets in hebbal Kempapura and coffee board layout is declared as micro-containment zones.
The BBMP and the police department have enforced stringent restrictions on movement in Bengaluru. A night curfew is in place between 10 pm and 5 am.Teams comprising both police and BBMP have been formed to ensure strict implementation of COVID-19 guidelines in malls, marketplaces and crowded areas. Wherever there are violations, these teams have been directed to reach and take action.