Delhi administration added 6 new containment areas today to combat the spread of coronavirus outbreak. The total number of containment zones in Delhi raised to 76.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested the people of the national capital in a video message on Tuesday to obey the extended nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus. CM Arvind Kejriwal also urged daily wage migrant laborers to stay where they are until May 3.
The new coronavirus containment areas also known as the RedZone or hotspots are spread in 3 districts with one each in South and South-East and 3 in the West district. The 6 new containment areas are L-2 Sangam Vihar, Streets no. 26&27 Tuughalkhabad Extension, C-105, Hari Nagar, B-33 Hari Nagar, C-785 Camp no. 2, Nagloi and RZ-168, K-2 block, Nihal Vihar.
The South-East District has the highest number of containment areas in the national capital with 16 zones and in the West district with 11 red zones.
The containment areas in the national capital are declared by the district administration after 3 or more positive COVID-19 cases emerge in a specific region.
Once an area is declared as containment area or RedZone or hotspots, the area is sealed and the govt begins its operation SHIELD as it handles door-to-door checks & broad sanitization process takes place.
Three more areas were made containment zones on Thursday in the national capital. On Wednesday, two red zones were declared, on Tuesday 9 new containment areas were declared and 4 new containment zones on Monday. 10 new red zones were declared on Sunday.
The national capital encountered with 1,640 positive COVID-19 cases since the coronavirus outbreak on Friday. The second-highest number after Maharashtra, According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, Delhi is in the second-highest number after Maharashtra in no of the rise of confirmed coronavirus. The 38 patients lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital while 51 patients were cured or discharged.