Containment zones in Delhi to be mapped again: MHA

In keeping with the recommendations of the Dr VK Paul committee, the Centre has proposed fresh delineation of containments zones, strict monitoring, aggressive contact tracing and quarantining.

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A serological survey will be undertaken in Delhi between June 27 and July 10 covering 20,000 residents, whose samples will be tested to assess the extent of spread of infection in Delhi and help formulate a comprehensive strategy, it added.
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday chaired a review meeting to discuss the Covid-19 crisis in Delhi, a week after he held a series of meetings with top Delhi government officials, including chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and L-G Anil Baijal.

In keeping with the recommendations of the Dr VK Paul committee, the Centre has proposed fresh delineation of containments zones, strict monitoring, aggressive contact tracing and quarantining.

Shah has asked the Delhi government to draw up a strategy by June 22, constitute district-level teams by June 23, delineate all containment zones by June 26 and conduct a thorough survey of all containment zones by June 30.


The Paul panel had called for enlisting and monitoring of households outside the containment zones as well. Covid care centres should engage independent and NGO volunteers, the MHA statement read.

A serological survey will be undertaken in Delhi between June 27 and July 10 covering 20,000 residents, whose samples will be tested to assess the extent of spread of infection in Delhi and help formulate a comprehensive strategy, it added.

Shah has been regularly holding meetings amid a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases. There are 59,746 positive cases in the capital, as indicated by a Delhi government health bulletin.
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