New Delhi: In the wake of the increasing coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that massive sanitisation drives in containment zones will be started from Monday. He also said that the high-risk zones in the national capital will be declared as orange zones. Also Read - Coronavirus Updates: Andhra CM Instructs Officials to Distribute 3 Masks Each to 5.3 Crore People in State
“The high-risk zones will be declared as orange zones. Containment zones have already been declared as red zones. We will start a massive sanitation drives in these zones from Monday,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - PM Modi Agrees With States to Extend Lockdown Till April 30; Kejriwal Calls it 'Right Decision'
Addressing a press conference, the Delhi CM said that wherever any COVID-19 case is found, the Delhi government is declaring that area as containment zone and conducting ‘Operation Shield’ there. He said so far, 33-35 containment zones have been already identified in the national capital. Also Read - Lockdown Order Should Come From Centre: Why Kejriwal Says so
“Wherever we are finding COVID-19 cases in Delhi, we are declaring those areas as containment zones and conducting ‘Operation Shield’ there. Total 33-35 containment zones have been already identified till now,” Kejriwal said.
He also said that the number of containment zones will be increased in Delhi in next 2-3 days. “We have identified containment zones as ‘Red Zone’, high-risk zones as ‘Orange Zone’. Orange Zone will be sanitised as well,” he added.
Kejriwal further said that he is concerned about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi and added that his government is taking all steps to contain the outbreak as early as possible.
On Saturday, Kejriwal had said that PM Modi has taken a correct decision to extend the nationwide lockdown. “PM has taken correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp(ortant) to extend it,” Kejriwal tweeted.