As the second wave ebbs, BBMP reflects on a relaxed night and weekend curfews
With the decline in daily Covid-19 cases, the civic body is considering relaxing the nighttime curfew and the weekend curfew.
BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta told media on Friday that the civic body plans to relax the rules in the coming days.
“Currently, Bengaluru has a positivity rate of less than 1% and we have performed over 65,000 tests per day. In addition, on average, around 70,000 to 80,000 people are vaccinated daily, ”he said.
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He said a decision would be made on night and weekend curfews after holding talks with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. “We can relegate it to the level of zone commissioners to decide on the areas where relaxations can be allowed,” Gupta added.
He said the civic body is also considering opening malls with some initial rules and subsequently opening theaters with conditions.
Requests from professional organizations
The reflections follow the pleas of various professional bodies to open up all sectors.
Gupta said the government is also considering opening larger markets with the only caveat that traders should do business in open areas.
“Some stores have been cleared to open in Chickpete and we are evaluating whether it is possible to allow all kinds of businesses nearby,” he said.
No patient found in the list of active cases
The BBMP has decided to remove the patients it has tracing issues from the list of active cases.
“Several Covid positive patients gave us the wrong address and we are unable to reach them after three months,” Gupta said. “All cases are considered active cases to date, but from now on they will be removed from the active list,” he said.
June 26, DH published a story with the headline “40,000 Missing Covid-19 Patients Worried Bengaluru”.
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