New Delhi: As Delhi is witnessing a record jump in the number of coronavirus cases, the number of containment zones in the national capital also soared rose to 219 on Sunday, with the highest 33 active in the North district. There were a total of 163 containment zones as on Thursday, and 169 on Saturday, according to the Delhi government’s official data . Also Read - Haridwar Border Sealed in View of Ban on 'Kanwar Yatra' Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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North Delhi – 33 Also Read - Maharashtara Coronavirus Update Today: 60-Year-Old COVID Positive Man Commits Suicide at Quarantine Centre of PMC
New Delhi -14
Northwest Delhi – 19
Southwest Delhi- 31
West Delhi – 26
South East Delhi – 14
South Delhi- 28
East Delhi -17
North East Delhi – 4
Central Delhi 17
Notably, the containment zones are thoroughly barricaded and sealed to prevent any unauthorised exit or entry. Inhabitants of the zone are supplied essential items at their doorsteps.
Talking about containment zones in the capital city, Doctor Shuchin Bajaj of the Internal Medicine department at Delhi’s Ujala Cygnus Orthocare Hospital, said, “As we are currently in stage 3 of coronavirus pandemic, community transmission is deeply entrenched now. So if one house gets an index case, there is a big chance of a lot of people getting infected in that area. Therefore, the government has decided to increase the containment zones with proper sanitization and social distancing guidelines inside them.”
Earlier on Saturday, the former chief of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), NK Ganguly had said that Delhi has entered into Stage 3 or community transmission stage.
Ganguly, the former Director General of ICMR, told IANS, “Let us get out of this illusion that things are fine in Delhi. With so many cases reported daily continuously, it will not be wrong to say that Delhi has entered into community transmission or Stage 3. In fact, many cities (Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad), which have a high volume of COVID-19 cases, are in the community transmission stage, otherwise how would one justify hundreds of cases every day.”