Delhi govt issues eight-point

Amid spike in daily number of positive cases in the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has come up with an eight-point revised Covid-19 response plan to contain the COVID-19. The plan holds significance as the government is grappling to overpower the crisis even if a series of measures have been undertaken off late.

The latest version of the plan include completing house-to-house screening for coronavirus by July 6,admitting Covid-19 positive patients in highly dense area to care centres and CCTV/drone monitoring to prohibit movement inside containment zones.

In addition, sero-surveying of 20,000 people across districts would also be carried out starting from June 27. “Going per the order, every house has to be screened. There is no alternative. There is, of course, limited manpower and it’s not going to be an easy task. Plus, the plan has a time period in which the surveillance needs to be completed, but it will be difficult to achieve the set target in the timeframe,” a district magistrate was quoted as saying by the New Indian Express report.

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Active case search in containment zones and vigorous contact tracing of COVID positive patients will be undertaken to analyse the reasons for clustering, the plan said.

On Sunday, a high-level committee set up by Union Home Minister Amit Shah recommended quarantine of contacts of all Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi and re-mapping of all containment zones to check the rapid spread of the coronavirus infection in the national capital.

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