3000 corona patients missing in Bengaluru and switched off their phones.
Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state, Karnataka Finance Minister R Ashoka claimed on Wednesday that most infected people have turned off their phones and around 3,000 of them have disappeared from Bangalore they are spreading the disease. Police were asked to track them down, the minister told reporters.
We are giving free medicine to people, who can control 90 percent of cases, but they (people infected by COVID) have turned off their mobile phones. They arrive at the hospital at a critical stage to desperately search for ICU beds. it’s what’s happening now, “Ashoka said.
He said that most of those infected with COVID have turned off their phones and are not letting people know about their whereabouts, making things difficult.
“I feel like at least 2,000 to 3,000 people in Bangalore have turned off their phones and left their homes. We don’t know where they have gone,” the minister added.
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Appealing to infected people to keep their phones on, Ashoka said police have been asked to track them down.
“I pray to you with folded hands that COVID cases only increase because of this (behavior). It is wrong when you look for ICU beds at the last minute,” the minister said.
The government has imposed a 14-day lockdown restricting the unnecessary movement of people starting Tuesday night to contain COVID cases, which are increasing at an alarming rate.
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