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Karnataka, where 474 people have tested positive for COVID-19, now has 111 containment areas, with 52 more areas being demarcated on Friday. Of these, 20 containment zones are in the state capital, Bangalore, with the highest number of coronavirus cases at 120. The state government has not yet released a list of other areas in other districts of Karnataka designated as containment zones. Bengaluru has 20 containment areas at Bommanahalli, Mahadevapura, East, South, West Zone, Yelahanka, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Hogandra. Two wards, namely Bapujinagar and Padaraipura, have been wholly sealed as containment zones in the city.
What is the containment zone?
Generally, a containment area only covers a city within a 100-meter radius where a case has been reported. Mysuru, which has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases with four people affected, is the control area in Mysuru city. Among the areas under control in the town are Jantanagar, Kuvemanagar, Srirampura, JP Nagar, Meena Bazar, Najrabad, Vijayanagar, Phase I and II areas. These zones have barricades with a single entry and exit points, and the Mysore Municipal Corporation, City Police Officers and Health Department are implementing restrictions for the Red Zone. Forty-five people have tested positive for the disease in Belagavi district, the third-highest in Karnataka.
How many total containment zones are there in Karnataka?
An area may return from a containment zone to a common area with no new cases reported in 28 days from the time it was declared a containment zone, or until less than 10 of the remaining COVID-19 patient’s in-home quarantine in the area There are no primary and secondary contacts. According to an analysis document released on 23 March by Karnataka state COVID-19 war room, 39 taluks in districts of Karnataka have seen at least one COVID-19 case in the last 28 days. However, it is unclear whether all of these contain containment areas. There are also more restrictions in a containment area during the lockdown. If you are a resident of one, you will not be allowed to step outside your house under any circumstances. Uncontrolled inward or outward movement of people is not allowed except for essential services. subscribe us to keep gating latest updates on Karnataka coronavirus news.