- Title: COVID-19 among children concerns authorities in India's tech hub
- Date: 13th August 2021
- Summary: BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA (AUGUST 13, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) CROWDED RAILWAY STATION AREA VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING WITH THEIR CHILDREN, SOME WITHOUT MASKS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN MARKET WITH CHILDREN WITHOUT MASKS (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF COMMISSIONER, BRUHAT BENGALURU MAHANAGARA PALIKE (BBMP), GAURAV GUPTA, SAYING: "The children are not being taken up for vaccination, (so) as a part of the national policy, what is required is that the guardians and the parents, they should be vaccinated themselves. They should ensure that the people around them are vaccinated and that is how we can take care of the interest of the children." EXTERIOR OF BOWRING AND LADY CURZON HOSPITAL SIGNBOARD READING NAME OF HOSPITAL IN HINDI AND KANNADA VARIOUS OF AMBULANCES AT HOSPITAL (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, BENGALURU DISTRICT, J MANJUNATH, SAYING: "Health infrastructure has been ramped up, in terms of general infrastructure, Oxygen plant, storage tanks, ICU bed, ventilator beds, etc. Special pediatrics intensive care units have been set up in most of our Taluka (block) hospital. You'll find a pediatrics intensive care unit at (unclear) general hospital, which is 20-bed pediatrics ICU." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL'
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- Keywords: Bengaluru COVID-19 India children coronavirus crowd hospital mask vaccination
- Location: BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA
- City: BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Society/Social Issues
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- Story Text:India's tech-hub of Bengaluru has left authorities concerned after it reported more than 300 children, who are aged less than 19 years infected with COVID-19 in the past six days.
The data released by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city municipal corporation, showed that 127 children among these 301 over the past six days were aged less than 10 years.
Chief Commissioner, BBMP, Gaurav Gupta said "since children are not being vaccinated yet, as a national policy, parents and guardians should be encouraged to vaccinate themselves fully."
Experts have warned that children could be at high-risk of contracting the coronavirus as they haven't been vaccinated yet.
India reported 40,120 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, a government statement said on Friday.
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