As Covid-19 cases in the state are increasing, the government has brought back containment zones to tackle the epidemic effectively.
Delhi recorded 3,944 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to over 5.78 lakh, while 82 new fatalities pushed the toll to 9,342. Delhi recorded 3,944 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, t
The government issued guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution for the period of December 1 to December 31.
Normally, an area is marked containment zone where three or more COVID-19 cases are detected.
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A total of 11 Corporation zones have active cases of only two percent including the five North Chennai zones - Thiruvottriyur, Manali, Madhavaram, Tondiarpet and Royapuram.
After Chennai Corporation resumed barricading streets in the first week of October, number of containment zones in city now stands at 29.
Since last week of August, there has been an upward trend in the number of containment zones till October 5 when the count stood at a staggering 2,707.
Chennai currently has 12,560 active cases which is seven percent of the total tally while 91 percent of the infected have been discharged
The number of containment zones in the city tripled in a day, according to data released by the Chennai Corporation on Monday.
Ambattur alone has 16 containment zones, the highest in the city, the data further said. It may be noted that the locality did not have any containment zones on Sunday.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said last week that the increase in the number of containment zones is a part of Delhi's strategy to tackle the spread of the virus.
Collector I Samuel Anand Kumar on Sunday announced 11 new containment zones in Guntur district to curb spread of Covid-19.
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