Delhi has 261 containment zones with around more than 62000 coronavirus patients.
Delhi has recognized as the second largest state of coronavirus patients. On Tuesday, the cases jumped to 3947 new positive cases in a single day, which is the highest number of patients recorded by any state in a span of 24 hours.
To avoid more drastic results, the Delhi government has directed that every house will have to undergo a screening process till 6 July.
Last week, a meeting took place, in which Union Minister Amit Shah and CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal participated. The new COVID 19 response plan is created after it. The containment zones will be fully screened by end of this month, CM said.
Higher surveillance and better contact tracing will be performed in the sealed areas, so that series of transmission can be stopped.
More than 2,500 new outbreaks and up to 75 deaths (are) being recorded every day (in Delhi). About 45 percent of the cases are exhibiting signs of crowding in containment zones, the Delhi government told.
Delhi surpassed Tamil Nadu, on Sunday, with respect to the number of positive coronavirus cases, and now stands on the second position, just after Maharashtra.
More than 2000 deaths have been reported in the national territory due to the pandemic.
According to the updated plan, strict monitoring will be implemented district wise.
The coronavirus task forces in districts – that was earlier administered just by the district magistrates – will receive the assistance of the district commissioner of police, civic body officials, epidemiologists from the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi), and IT professionals to monitor Aarogya Setu app, used by the government for contact-tracing.
In order to ensure proper supervision, the authorities have asked each citizen to download the Aarogya Setu app, especially in the red alert areas.
The outside movement will be monitored in the containment zones by the police through CCTVs. The government may soon start its plan “testing and isolation”.
In this strategy, Quick antigen testing will be executed in such areas as per the guidelines of the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research).
The state task force will be lead by the Chief Minister.
In thickly populated areas, versions will be made to send patients to COVID-19 care centers. All symptomatic and asymptomatic cases will be reviewed in containment zones between 5th and 10 days.
Twenty-thousand samples will be compiled as a part of a zero examination, to estimate the preponderance of coronavirus in the national capital, which will start on Saturday (June 27). The conclusion may come on 10th July.
The two hotels, namely Ginger hotel and Tulip hotel are serving as COVID care centers for health workers and staff. The government doesn’t want their doctors should come with any infectious contact with the deadly virus.
On Sunday, the central government asked the Delhi administration to give the exact record of the total deaths in the state.
All coronavirus sufferers will have to go to COVID-19 care centers and those who have the home facility and have no comorbidity can go for home isolation in Delhi, the center said, hours after the Delhi government published a revised order on residence quarantine.
CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, Delhi’s home isolation program has been operating very well. I have personally communicated with many patients on the phone who sustained home isolation. I would advise the Centre and LG not to fiddle with it and replenish it back.
Receiving the soaring number of cases, the Delhi government was sharply criticized by the Supreme Court at the start of this month and asserted the catastrophe in the city was “horrendous, horrific and pathetic”.