Social distancing: a myth in BMTC buses

Crowded buses in the city are flouting Covid-19 norms. No social distancing is maintained in the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses amidst a looming third wave. Chandru, a resident near the bus stop said, “During   peak hours, BMTC buses, on most of the routes in the city are crowded.” The Department of Information and […]

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Personal assistance for PwD puts them at risk

The need for someone to constantly be in close proximity with children who lack motor skills makes it difficult for social distance to be ensured.  BENGALURU: Anirban Dutta’s nephew, Kaushik Dutta (6), has non-verbal autism and occasional faces epileptic seizures. He requires constant assistance from a second individual to get his needs met. Be it […]

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COVID-19: Shopping complexes rarely follow protocols

Experts suggest that laxity in following COVID Protocols many lead to a surge in positive cases in the city. Bengaluru:  Stall owners at Raheja Arcade in Koramangala, which is host to a large number of people looking to shop on a budget, seldom wear masks or follow COVID protocols. The guidelines issued by the Ministry […]

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Buses ferry too many passengers

Doctors say overcrowding can worsen health conditions, passengers raise objections but are ignored. KOLKATA:  Public buses in Kolkata carry more passengers than the actual number of seats. Despite objections raised by passengers, bus conductors permit people ignoring the advisories issued by the government of West Bengal. Doctors say overcrowding could cause the virus to spread.  […]

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