The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has augmented the number of RT-PCR tests to 6,000 every day.
Story so far: The number of RT-PCR tests conducted routinely has increased from the previous 1,000 – 1,500. The BBMP introduced the new measure amidst a rising number of Covid-19 cases in Asia and a spike in positive cases within the city.
Who said what: Special Commissioner of Health, Dr KV Thrilok Chandra stated that the organization would focus on primary and secondary contact tracing, persons with a history of comorbidities, and cases of ILI and Sari.
Necessary caution: While masks are not mandatory, BBMP officers recommend them. These measures come after the Karnataka state government decided to exercise precautionary measures to prevent sudden spikes in Covid-19 cases.