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Covid-19: Delhi will have more containment zones after re-mapping

After a re-mapping of containment zones is to be done in Delhi, as authorities have decided to divide them into micro clusters for better surveillance and contact-tracing

Coronavirus | healthcare

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A health worker wearing protective gloves signs a swab sample vial at a Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport after the government allowed domestic flight services to resume, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease

The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi will increase in the coming days after a re-mapping of such areas as authorities have decided to divide them into micro clusters for better surveillance and contact-tracing, officials said on Friday.

In Northwest district, where the exercise has been concluded, there has been a rise in the number of containment zones from 21 to 28, an official said.

In some districts, the process is yet to begin as officials are still redrawing the boundaries of the containment zones, another official said.

As on Friday, there are 280 COVID-19 containment zones in the city.

According to a revised COVID-19 response plan issued by the Delhi government, the re-mapping of the containment zones should be completed by June 30.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had recently advised the Delhi government to implement the containment strategy recommended by the V K Paul Committee.

The committee had recommended that the containment zones be drawn afresh and strict vigil and control maintained on their borders and the activities taking place in these areas.

The amended or new limits of the containment zones should be ready by June 26, a 100-per cent survey of the zones should be done by June 30 and a comprehensive survey for the rest of Delhi should be done by July 6, according to the timetable.

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First Published: Fri, June 26 2020. 23:44 IST