Bengaluru: BBMP to declare apartments with over 3 COVID cases as ‘containment zone’


Team Udayavani, Jan 13, 2022, 4:55 PM IST

Bengaluru: Amid Covid-19, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Thursday released an order stating that an entire apartment complex will be declared ‘containment zone’ for a minimum of seven days if more than three COVID-19 cases are reported there.

Also, all residents will be tested, detailed contact tracing & surveillance will also be conducted.

Containment strategy for RWAS – If more than 3 cases are reported within the apartment complex, or 100 Mts perimeter or the floor above and below or the complete block or in case of smaller apartments complete apartment complex shall be declared as a ‘Containment Zone’ for a minimum of 07 days.

Following are the considerations for CZ (containment zone) within the RWA:

1. If one case in each floor, individual houses in those floors.

2. If 3 cases in one floor, then the complete floor.

3. If 10 cases in a tower, either single floor or multiple floors, complete tower.

4. If 50 cases in an apartment complex of 50-100 households: I00 cases in an apartment complex of over 100 households, then complete apartment complex.

If in case a positive case is reported in the community, RWA and residents shall cooperate with surveillance activities, the order added.

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