Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 7
In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in the district, the administration on Tuesday created 10 containment and micro-containment zones.
As per the directions of Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ghanshyam Thori, the officials have set up seven micro-containment and three containment zones in localities, where more than five Covid cases have surfaced to contain the spread of the infection.
The declared micro-containment and containment zones include Aman Nagar and Rose Park in Kartarpur, where five active coronavirus positive cases each were found, Ram Nagar Industrial area (10 cases), Sant Nagar (5), Dukh Niwaran Gurudwara, near Lamma Pind (6), Sanjay Gandhi Nagar (8) and Uccha Suraaj Ganj (5).
Besides, the active containment zones include Mohalla Makhdumpura, where there are total 20 active positive cases, maximum in any area followed by Fatehpuri (Kishanpura) and Babbu Babe wala street (Bhargo Camp). Both areas have 16 Covid positive cases.
The areas have been sealed to contain the further spread of the virus. Officials from Civil, Police and Health Departments have been deployed to strictly review the situation in such zones. The DC said this would ensure better coordination among various departments to make plans at microscopic level to detect patients.
The Health Department can call for sealing of any area, depending on the Covid spread or threat being perceived in the area. A curfew-like strictness has been imposed in these areas and cops on eight-hour shifts would be deployed every time for prohibiting the movement of people. SHO, police division 1, Rajesh Kumar, who has two areas under supervision said: “Two cops will always be available outside the sealed areas and none of resident will be allowed to move. The civil officials and police will take care of the requirement of all essential commodities in these areas.”
Similarly, Kartarpur SMO, Dr Kuldeep Singh said, they have directed to visit each and every household in the containment or non-containment zones. “The doctors will check if anyone is symptomatic to Covid or have co-morbidities. A maximum number of samples will be taken from these zones for the early detection of Covid patients,” the SMO said.
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