2020-07-15

Epidemic rebound  ”India Silicon Valley” and other places once again”closing the city”

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On July 12, a large group of pigeons roamed the streets of Bangalore in India. (Issued by Xinhua News Agency)

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 15 (Reporter Zheng Haoning) Due to the substantial increase in the number of new crown cases, India’s card Natak State the capital of Bangalore was once again “closing the city” on the evening of the 14th for a week.

Bangalore is known as the”Silicon Valley of India” and has a population of approximately 13 million. Starting at 8 pm local time on the 14th, various religious sites, public transportation, government agencies and most shops will be closed, and residents are only allowed to go out if necessary.

Some technology companies can continue to start work to maintain the back-office operations of companies around the world, but the number of people working in the office should not exceed half of the total number of employees. Schools and restaurants will continue to close.

In order to curb the epidemic, the Indian government implemented the”closing the city” measures at the end of March, and then extended it several times. From June 8th, the control will be relaxed in stages. Most parts of India have entered the second phase of”unblocking”, and the areas with severe epidemics are still under strict control.

Bangalore has been gradually”unblocked”, but the number of cases has recently rebounded sharply. The cumulative number of confirmed cases is about 1,000 in mid-June, and nearly 20,000 cases on the 13th of this month.

Bangalore health official Shivsiba Gorlapati told Reuters on the 14th that the number of cases in the city has risen sharply since the end of June, due to the increased detection of new coronavirus and the increase in people’s outing activities. However, some health experts believe that the government is eager to”unblock” the number of cases.

Data from the website of the Ministry of Health of India shows that as of 8 a.m. on the 14th, there were more than 28,000 new crown cases in the past 24 hours, with a cumulative total of over 900,000 cases, second only to the United States and Brazil; cumulative deaths More than 23,000 cases.

Indian media reported that India’s new crown cases were originally concentrated in large cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, etc. Later, the epidemic began to spread to smaller cities, forcing local governments to re-implement blockade measures.

Hours before Bangalore’s”closing city” measures came into effect, the Indian government of Bihar State announced that it would restart the blockade measures For 15 days. The population of Bihar is about 125 million, and the cumulative number of new crown cases is close to 19,000. Health officials reported on the 14th that there were 1432 new cases in the past 24 hours in Bihar, a record since the outbreak. At the same time, it was the third consecutive day of more than 1,000 new cases.

Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Suhir Kumar Modi tweeted on social media that the Bihar government decided to implement a blockade from July 16 to July 31,”There are currently no special drugs or vaccines for the new crown, so we must ensure that our faces are covered with masks, handkerchiefs or turbans.”

In addition, Maharashtra Pune announced the closure of the city on the 13th. There were 1333 new cases in 24 hours. Uttar Pradesh, with a population of about 200 million, also re-implemented the anti-epidemic blockade measures due to the rebound of the epidemic situation.