A BBMP health officer told Bangalore Mirror: “In one of the houses, all four members were positive while in another, seven members have tested positive. One of the reasons could be that as one infected person could have been
During the first wave of covid last year, people were not initially allowed to isolate at home (except for frontline workers). While the asymptomatic patients were shifted to covid care centres or hostels or hotels which were converted to dedicated covid centres, symptomatic patients were sent to the hospital. One of the reasons was that people were not serious enough to isolate at home and many didn’t have a provision of separate rooms or bathroom, and if they continued to mingle with people, then there was a chance that the entire family tested positive.
Dr CN Manjunath, a member of the state covid task force said, “We are seeing a second wave and hence, priority should be on controlling the rise. Contact tracing is very important and we need to isolate them and place them under quarantine. A few people are under the belief that since they were not infected in the first wave, they are safe now. However, it is their misconception as they are the most vulnerable now if they continue to be complacent. As it is the early part of the second wave, we may have to wait for another two to four weeks to understand the graph.”
Even state war room chief Munish