Bengaluru, Jun 22, 2020: Concerned over increase in Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today directed officials to implement lockdown measures strictly in the clusters which have reported more number of infections. Yediyurappa held a meeting with Ministers and senior officials regarding containing COVID-19 in Bengaluru and said it can be achieved only if preventive measures are implemented strictly and asked the officials to work in this direction. "Lockdown shall be implemented strictly in the clusters which reported more number of cases, especially, K.R. Market and surrounding areas such as Siddapura, VV Puram, Kalasipalya etc. It was decided to seal the adjoining streets, where the cases are reported, a release from the Chief Minister’s office said.
Stringent action would be taken against those who violate quarantine norms and FIR would be filed if necessary, it said. Till Sunday evening, the state capital has reported 1,272 cases of COVID-19, including 64 deaths and 411 discharges. On Sunday, as many as 196 fresh cases were recorded. Officers were directed to ensure hygiene and provide other basic amenities to the people who were quarantined in social welfare department’s hostels and other government institutions. "COVID-19 should be contained without affecting the economic activities in Bengaluru, which resumed recently," the Chief Minister said.
India’s Covid-19 tally stood at 4,25,282 today after 14,821 fresh infections and 445 deaths, the highest so far, were reported in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry data revealed. There are 174,384 active Covid-19 cases and 237,195 people have been cured of the disease. The country’s death toll stands at 13,699. In some relief, the country’s recovery rate also went up to 55.77%. Recovery rate is the ratio of the number of patients recovered to the number of patients infected.