Unease in Bengaluru after COVID-19 scare; health dept in overdrive

  • | Wednesday | 4th March, 2020

Messages and photos went viral on social media platforms even as the Health Department machinery got into action. Residents of Jain Altura apartment complex in Kaikondanahalli, Varthur, where the techie had stayed, were in panic after a team of around 30 health officials visited the apartment complex to test all residents. Briefing the media after the meeting, Sriramulu appealed to people not to panic and stressed that all precautionary measures were being taken. Demand for masks risesPeople are now rushing to buy surgical and N95 masks and hand sanitisers. Manufacturers and distributors say they are running out of stocks while prices of surgical masks have gone up from 80 paise per piece just two months ago, to `25 in the wholesale market now.

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