Amid the increase in Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, state Revenue Minister A Ashok on Wednesday claimed that many infected people had switched off their mobiles and about 3000 of them were missing from Bengaluru. The minister told reporters that the police have been asked to locate such people.
Ashok said, “We are giving free medicines to the people so that up to 90 percent of the cases can be controlled but they (infected people) have switched off their mobile phones. They reach the hospital in critical condition and then seek ICU beds. This is happening these days. ”
He said that many infected people have switched off their mobile phones and are not even able to tell anyone about themselves, due to which the situation has become very complicated. “I think at least 2,000 to 3,000 people in Bangalore have switched off their phones and gone elsewhere from their homes,” the minister said. We do not know where they have gone. “To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the state government has imposed a lockdown for 14 days from Tuesday night. Karnataka received more than 30,000 cases of infection on Tuesday.
In the city of Bengaluru itself, the infection was confirmed to over 17000 people. The number of under-treated patients in the state is more than three lakhs whereas in Bengaluru there are more than two lakh patients.