Gurugram, May 30
Having registered 340 cases over the last three days, Gurugram has become Haryana’s Covid hotbed, all set to have over 100 containment zones.
The district had notified 63 containment zones on May 28 but owing to sudden surge of cases, it is in the process of having 40 more zones. While the entire city is headed to be converted into a mega-containment zone, implementing measures, including social distancing, to check the spread of the virus has become a challenge for the authorities.
The health department has received complaints about non-restricted movement in containment zones, non-identification of houses where Covid patients had isolated themselves and even non-containment of areas where residents had made self-declaration of being corona-positive after getting tested in private labs.
“We have two houses in our sector where Covid patients are home-isolated. Despite clear guidelines, their houses are not marked,” said Sanjiv Kumar, a resident of Sector 45.
Sarhaul and Dundahera villages have reported 25 and 20 cases, but there is hardly any visible containment.
Chief Medical Officer Dr JS Punia said they had asked the municipal authorities to label all houses where Covid patients had isolated themselves. Asked about the delay, he claimed it was due to “late feedback as data from private labs took time to reach them”.
Commissioner of Police Mohammad Akil said they had deputed cops in every single containment zone and were revising duty plans fortnightly to maintain safety and efficiency.
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