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`Bengaluru has 5,598 containment zones

Between July 15 and 16, Bengaluru saw a rise of 369 COVID-19 cases. While Karnataka recorded 4,196 fresh cases, about 56% of them were reported in Bengaluru, as 2,344 patients tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

The number of active containment zones in the city alarmingly rose from 3,452 to 5,598, per the data released by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on July 15. According to the bulletin on Thursday evening, the number has not changed, and the total containment zones that Bengaluru has recorded so far stands at 7,053.

As per the guidelines shops selling essentials, including milk, groceries vegetables are allowed to open from 5 am to 12 pm during the lockdown. Public transport services including state-run corporation buses and private, Metro rail services, taxis and services of cab aggregators, except those hired for emergency and permitted activities are suspended. Hotels and restaurants are only catering to take away or home delivery of food items only.