Delhi creating Micro Containment Zones to control Covid-19

The Delhi government are planning to implement a series of micro containment zones across the capital to help control the spread of Covid-19.

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“The Delhi government has prepared a plan"

The Delhi government is set to create micro containment zones in India’s capital in an attempt to control the spread of Covid-19.

The announcement comes amid a surge in cases across India.

Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain made the announcement on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Jain said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will attempt to prevent additional infections by creating micro containment zones around Delhi.

He also said that the national capital is conducting 80,000 Covid-19 tests every day.

In a tweet from Monday, April 5, 2021, Satyendar Jain said:

“The Delhi government has prepared a plan to beat the coronavirus. Under this, more than 80,000 tests are being conducted in Delhi every day.

“In addition, infection will be prevented by creating micro containment zones.

“There is an appeal to patients recovering from Covid-19 to come forward and save people’s lives by donating plasma.”

According to the Delhi government’s current guidelines, donors of plasma should be between the ages of 18 and 60.

Donors should have also been initially diagnosed with Covid-19 and should have fully recovered.

They should also exhibit no symptoms of the virus at all for two weeks.

Satyendar Jain’s tweet also includes a video of him talking to reporters. When asked about the spread of Covid-19 variants in Delhi, Jain said:

“I will leave it to the scientists. Many variants are being talked about.

“Scientists say that the virus spreads rapidly in this wave but it is less severe.”

The comments from Delhi’s health minister comes just one day after India’s capital reported over 4,000 new cases of Covid-19.

This is the highest number recorded so far in 2021.

Also on Sunday, April 4, 2021, Delhi recorded 21 fatalities.

As a result of the surge, the rate of positive cases went up to 4.64% with almost 87,000 samples tested on the day.

On Friday, April 2, 2021, the Centre told states that are seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases to increase their testing.

This is in an attempt to bring down the rate of positive cases to 5% or less in areas such as Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh.

The Centre also called for more containment zones to be created as part of an emergency action plan.

Delhi currently has a number of containment zones.

According to the latest data, the number of containment zones in Delhi has been gradually increasing. The number currently stands at 2,917.

A bulletin from the health department also said that on March 5, 2021, almost 600 containment zones were active in Delhi.

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