New Delhi: After the re-mapping of such areas, the total number of COVID containment zones has risen to 421. There has been an increase of 141 zones. The Southwest district has topped the chart of the number of COVID containment zones.
Till Saturday night, around 2.45 lakh people were screened in Delhi. This is a part of the big job undertaken by the governments to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The authorities in certain districts are yet to complete their task. Therefore, it is likely that a greater number of zones will be added.
An official said that on June 25 there were 280 zones in Delhi. This was before the current re-mapping exercise.
The total number of containment zones in Delhi has risen to 80. Another official said that there has been a rise of 37 containment zones in this area after the launch of this re-mapping exercise.
There are 59 containment zones in the North Delhi district, 56 in South Delhi, 40 in Central Delhi, 38 in Shahdara, 33 in East Delhi, 32 in Southeast Delhi, 28 in Northwest Delhi, 25 in West Delhi, 21 in New Delhi and 9 in North-east Delhi.
An official said that around two lakh people have been screened for COVID-19 till Saturday night. This screening has been done on a house-to-house basis. In the containment zones, 45,000 people have been screened until now.
By July 6, the process of screening every household must be completed.
There were over 34.35 lakh households in Delhi according to the census of 2011. There were 33.56 lakh households in urban areas and 79.574 in the urban areas.
This re-mapping of containment zones has to be completed by June 30. This has been scheduled according to the COVID-19 response plan which has been issued by the Delhi government.
The containment zones have to be delineated on a micro-level according to the new rules.
There are two members in each team and 1,100 such teams have been formed for the screening of the entire population of Delhi.
The members of these teams are armed with SS Corona. This app enables the officers to send real-time details to the dedicated web portal which has been set up by the government.
The mobile application requires basic details such as name, age, address, and contact number. Along with these details, they are also asking for information such as the travel history of every individual, the Aarogya Setu app is used by them or not, or if they have any symptoms of influenza.
Officials had said earlier that this very application was being used to carry out the screening procedure in the containment zones of COVID-19.