A containment area near Jayanagara 4th block bus stand on Lockdown Sunday in Bengaluru.

The whimsical ways of BBMP officials in implementing containment zone protocols continue to frustrate residents of several pockets of Bengaluru.
*Update at 9.20am: India’s Covid-19 tally stands at 14,35,453 with 49,931 new cases and 708 more deaths, reports ANI quoting health ministry
*Since May 15, when the government began routinely releasing data on samples collected and results obtained, until July 16, when it stopped the practice, the total number of (RT-PCR) tests conducted on a given day have not matched the total of positive and negative tests.
* Karnataka awaits Centre’s nod to open film theatres from August 1
With the Centre signalling it’s ready to allow multiplexes and theatres to reopen, the Karnataka entertainment industry is hoping to return to business from August 1.
Sources said the Union ministry of information and broadcast has recommended the resumption of film exhibition and this is being favourably considered by the ministry of home affairs (MHA), which is preparing the guidelines for Unlock 3.0.
*Only seven of the 198 wards in Bengaluru have less than 50 active coronavirus infections. All other wards have at least 50 ongoing cases, with areas in Bengaluru South zone particularly hard hit. One of every four positive cases recorded in the city in the past 10 days was from the South zone.
*The whimsical ways of BBMP officials in implementing containment zone protocols continue to frustrate residents of several pockets of Bengaluru.
*Only seven of the 198 wards in the city have less than 50 active coronavirus infections. All other wards have at least 50 ongoing cases, with areas in Bengaluru South zone particularly hard hit. One of every four positive cases recorded in the city in the past 10 days was from the South zone.
*For the fourth day in a row, Karnataka on Sunday added more than 5,000 new cases to take its total tally to 96,141, while 2,088 patients were discharged in the 24-hour period. Bengaluru accounted for 1,950 of the 5,199 fresh Covid-19 infections.

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