10 who arrived from South African countries to Bengaluru untraceable

Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said that at least 10 international travellers who arrived in the city from African countries have gone untraceable. BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta has said the search for them is on.

‘Tracking process is a continuous process, we will keep doing that. Whoever is not responding over phone, there is a standard protocol and we will follow that,’ he said.

‘I don’t have direct information with me. I request people to be on guard and take safety measures,’ Gupta added.

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said after the emergence of Omicron in South Africa, 57 passengers had landed in Bengaluru. ‘Out of the 57, BBMP is unable to trace 10 passengers. Their phones are switched off and they are not available at the addresses they have left with the authorities. These passengers have to be responsible. They cannot switch off their phones and put others at risk. We will provide the treatment,’ he informed.


NT Bureau