Bengaluru has been divided into 13 red zones and 14 orange zones in Karnataka. The lockdown would continue in Bengaluru as the cases rise and restricted mobility among the zones would be allowed.
Saturday morning the number of cases in India witnessed another jump and reached around 37,257 and 1,223 deaths due to the deadly virus. Karnataka along with other states has registered 576 coronavirus cases and 22 deaths in the past 24 hours with Bengaluru contributing the highest.
The state Government released a list of zones in which the city is divided with red zones reporting more than 15 cases. The orange zones, marking that there are no cases reported in 14 days. The green zones marking that there are no reported cases but in 28 days. Bengaluru has a lower number of green zones though it had decreased in the number of cases when the month started.
The Union Health Ministry has covered 700+ districts across India in these zones with a list of 120+ red zones. Karnataka has three red zones Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Mysore, 11 orange zones and 14 green zones. Bengaluru, the highest hit city in Karnataka has 13 red zones and 14 orange zones.
The red zones consist of wards which are Hogasandra with 28 cases, Padarayanapura with 26, Jagajivanram Nagar with 5 and Deepanjali Nagar with 3 corona cases. The list further extends to Bapuji Nagar with 3, Chamarajpet 2, Vasanth Nagar with 2 and Hampi Nagar with 2 coronavirus cases. Further information consists of Yeshwanthpur, Hagadur, Hombegowda Nagar, Jayanagar East and Bilekahalli words with 1 case recorded of coronavirus.
The list of wards in the orange zone consists of K. R. Market and Madivala with 3 recorded coronavirus cases. The list further consists of J.P. Nagar having two cases of coronavirus. The list of wards in the orange zone that have recorded 1 case consists of Sanjay Nagar, Horamavu, Kushal Nagar, Maruthi Seva Nagar, Ramaswamy Palya, Sudhama Nagar and Gurappanapalya.
The list further continues with Dharmaraya Swamy Temple, Jnana Bharathi, Raja Rajeshwari Nagar and Shakambari Nagar with 1 coronavirus case. The list of these zones and number of people affected in Bengaluru has got instructions of extending the lockdown by the Government even beyond May 3rd.
The lockdown is also reported to continue in the other red zone of Karnataka Mysore along with Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru urban. There are no reported wards under the green zone according to a recent report in Bengaluru. The relaxation would only be provided to the areas coming under the green zones. The green zones would have some freedom but with restrictions and precautions to be followed.
The alcohol outlets would be opened under the B.S. Yediyurappa (BSY) government in the green zones of Karnataka. Vehicular movement with strict rules would not be restricted in all the three zones. The movement of four-wheeler and two-wheeler with restricted number of passengers would be allowed. The restrictions further pertain to allow no movement for non-essential commodities from 7 a.m. to 7p.m.
The private offices further are permitted only 33% of their strength. The industrial establishments are only permitted in urban areas with access control.