Containment zones cross 100 mark again in Delhi | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The number of containment zone rose to 102 in the city with more areas being converted into red zones due to a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 positive cases.
Areas that report more than three Covid-positive cases are contained to check the spread of the disease.
By April 30 the number of containment zones had gone up to 100, but soon the authorities started decontainment of the zones where containment operations were successfully completed and no positive case was reported in 28 days.
After containment, an extensive exercise to check local transmission of cases is launched. People living within the containment zones are kept under surveillance and those showing symptoms of Covid-19 are tested.
Some of the containment zones are huge. A contained area in southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji has 40,000 people, while 42,000 people stay in Budh Nagar under New Delhi district. Budh Nagar was converted into a containment zone after 39 people tested Covid-positive. Bara Hindu Rao containment zone under central district has 1,02,52 people living inside the sealed area. In Badli JJ camp of north district, 5,100 people are staying while in Bapa Nagar III, there are 15,000 people.
A total of 49 areas have already been converted into green zones.

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