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Breaking: 240 children in Bengaluru tested positive for COVID-19 in 6 days

BENGALURU: The fear is real, as COVID-19 cases among children in Bengaluru, Karnataka, are rising at an alarming rate.

Around 240 children under the age of 10 have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru in the last six days, putting the city on high alert.

According to experts, the third wave of COVID-19 has already begun and this is among the most serious cases of children malnutrition reported in Karnataka till date. 

According to a latest data released by Bengaluru’s civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), as many as  106 children under the age of 10 tested positive for the virus between August 5 and 10.

Meanwhile,  136 children aged between 10 to 19 years tested positive for the virus during six days.

Taking note of the high number of children testing positive for COVID the state health department has warned that if preventive measures are not implemented, the situation may worsen and the number of cases may increase.

 

According to a health department official, the number of cases will “triple” within a few days and “there is a great danger.”

The official further said, “All we can do is keep our children inside the house to protect them from this virus. Children will not have as much immunity as adults. It is strongly advised that parents keep their children at home and adhere to all COVID-19 standards.”

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