BENGALURU: As the number of Covid-19 cases surge in Bengaluru, more children aged below 10 are turning positive. This month, 472 kids in that age bracket have tested positive for Covid-19, and the number is expected to cross 500 over the weekend. Of the 472 cases, 244 are boys and 228 girls.
Experts say the second wave has hit children hard as, unlike last year, many are spending time outdoors. Families, in general, are moving about a lot more, which has increased the chances of transmission.
A member of Karnataka’s technical advisory committee on Covid-19 told STOI that he was not surprised by the increasing number of infections among children.
A year ago, cases among children were not this high as they were not exposed to the virus. During the lockdown, they were confined to their homes. Now, they visit parks or play in the common areas of their apartment complex,” the member said, adding that children could become carriers of coronavirus too.
News Source : The Times Of India