New Delhi, May 6 : With one more zone de-contained on Wednesday and no addition in the list, the total number of containment zones in Delhi dropped to 87.
According to the Delhi government, East Delhi’s Gali Number 9 of Pandav Nagar, which was sealed on April 2, has been de-contained.
“No new addition in containment zone on Wednesday. So far, 13 areas have been de-contained and now the active containment zones in the city are 87,” an official statement said.
According to district administration officials, no new cases were found in the areas and so they decided to de-contain the areas.
The last addition was done in the containment zone was done on April 28, and since then, there have only been de-containment operations.
After an area is declared a containment zone by the district administration, the Delhi government starts ‘Operation SHIELD’ – Sealing, Home Quarantine, Isolation and Tracking, Essential Supply, Local Sanitisation and Door-To-Door Checking — to control the spread of the virus.
While the 13 areas are no more containment zones, however, strict compliance of the lockdown has to be followed in the areas.
The SHO concerned and the survey teams, as constituted by the District administration, have to keep a strict vigil in the de-contained areas to make sure that there should be minimum movement of people as per directions issued by the government with regard to the lockdown.
The SDM will need to keep strict vigil in the area for the next 14 days from the date of de-containment.
Social distancing and masks are compulsory in the area even for the vendors, and hawkers.
On Sunday, Delhi announced several relaxations from Monday for the city, except the containment zones.