Covid-19: Chandigarh's Sector 38 no more a containment zone

Sector 52 to shed tag today, Shastri Nagar in Mani Majra on May 31

Covid-19: Chandigarh's Sector 38 no more a containment zone

The UT Administration today decided to end the containment operations in a part of Sector 38 here, bringing relief to residents of the area.

Dushyant Singh Pundir

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 27

The UT Administration today decided to end the containment operations in a part of Sector 38 here, bringing relief to residents of the area. On the recommendations of a committee, the Administration also decided to rid a part of Sector 52 of the containment zone tag tomorrow and a part of Shastri Nagar in Mani Majra on May 31.

During a review meeting, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore perused the report prepared by the committee on ending containment operations in certain areas of the city. He was informed about the condition of 28 days from the detection of the last Covid case in the area. After discussions, the Administrator approved ending the containment operations in Sector 38 today and in Sector 52 tomorrow.

It was also decided that screening, surveillance and strict monitoring of the health of the residents would continue. Regular sanitisation measures and an information, education and communication campaign would be undertaken in the area by the municipal authorities.

Random sampling of suspected cases, if any, will be done and reported to the Administration. Gatherings in the area will continue to remain restricted as per the norms of the Centre. Social distancing, wearing of mask and hygiene will be strictly enforced.

To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the UT had, on May 2, decided to declare Kachi Colony in Dhanas and parts of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 30-B, Shastri Nagar in Mani Majra, Sector 38 and Sector 52 as containment zones from May 4.

These areas were sealed and their entry and exit points were regulated. Residents were not allowed to come out of their houses.

UT Adviser Manoj Parida said efforts were being made to contain the infection in the city. All guidelines issued by the Health and Home

ministries were being followed strictly. He stated that people coming to the UT by domestic and international flights were being screened and tested, as per the guidelines issued by the Centre.

Woman enters containment zone, held

Chandigarh: A 63-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday for entering Sector 38-A, a containment zone. The woman, a resident of the zone, had been staying in Sector 37 since the time the area was declared a containment zone. The police on duty in the containment zone saw the woman entering the area without permission or a pass. The police said the woman, identified as Neelam, violated the lockdown orders following which a case under Sections 188 and 269 of the IPC was registered against her at the Sector 39 police station. She was arrested and later released on bail. TNS

879 sent back to native places

For the first time since Bapu Dham Colony was declared a containment zone, 668 persons from UP and 211 Jammu and Kashmir residents were sent back from the buffer zone of the colony to their native places on Wednesday after medical screening. Rajiv Tewari, nodal officer for coordination of movement of persons of other states stranded in the UT, said those from UP left by a Shramik train while the UT Administration had arranged buses for those going to J&K.

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