Containment zones go from 110 on January 1 to 221 on January 6

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to reactivate the quarantine surveillance and contact tracing teams. These teams were deactivated last year, after cases started to decline.

As a direct result of the increase in the number of cases, the number of containment zones has also increased. In just six days, the number of containment zones increased from 110 on January 1 to 182 on January 5.

According to the BBMP daily’s COVID-19 War Room reports, there were 221 containment zones on Thursday.

BBMP health director Balasundar said The hindu that more than 100 containment zones have been reported in the apartments. Civic body health officials coordinated with associations of residents of these apartments, in addition to informing local police of cases and people placed in isolation / quarantine at home.

“That aside, with the spike in cases, Home Guards have been roped up for quarantine surveillance. These teams will check people in quarantine, outside of coordination with residents’ associations, ”he said.

Likewise, the contact tracing teams have also been reactivated. Teachers and staff from other departments who had previously been deployed for contact tracing are being roped up again, Dr Balasundar said.

The BBMP also assigned KAS agents to monitor activities relating to the management of COVID-19 in each of the 27 constituencies of the Assembly. Eight KAS officials were also assigned to monitor COVID-119 zonal war rooms.

War Room reports show that the greatest number of containment zones are in the Mahadevapura and Bommanahalli areas. Explaining the reasons why more positive cases are being reported in these two areas, CHO said that Mahadevapura, being the IT hub, sees many employees who have made domestic and international trips. “We have seen that many cases are reported among citizens residing in neighborhoods falling within the Mahadevapura area (Bellandur, Doddanekkundi etc.) and the Bommanahalli area (HSR Layout). However, in other neighborhoods where there are more reported cases, such as Mangamanapalya, near Electronics City, the source of the infection is attributed to a fruit market which sees a lot of merchants / traders from other states. “, did he declare.