After the Prime Minister’s announcement of the extension of the lockdown until May 3, police patrolling increased in several areas of the Capital including Dwarka. Ambulances have also been deployed within close distance of a hotspot in Delhi.
Coronavirus containment zones in the national Capital expanded to 55 on Tuesday. Four new areas were added to the list of hotspots in Delhi, taking the number of containment zones to 55 till the filing of the report. Balaji Apartments at Sant Nagar in Burari, the area in and around A-1B/75A Krishna Apartment in Paschim Vihar, A-280 JJ Colony in Madipur and 36/4 in East Patel Nagar were four of the places declared as Red Zones on Monday.
After the Prime Minister’s announcement of the extension of the lockdown until May 3, police patrolling increased in several areas of the Capital including Dwarka. Ambulances have also been deployed within close distance of a hotspot in Delhi. The new hotspots were immediately sealed by the district administration to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Areas are marked as hotspots after Covid-19 cases are found to be positive there. People residing in these areas have been put under strict observation and monitored for symptoms of the disease. All the containment zones have been completely sealed.
The entry and exit gates have been barricaded and policemen have been deployed there to ensure no outsider enters and no one leaves the area. The government has made special arrangements for supply of essential services like vegetables, food and medicines to those staying within the sealed areas.
Extensive sanitation exercise is being carried out by local bodies within the sealed areas, as well.
Amid the spiking coronavirus cases in the national capital, CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the Delhi government will launch a massive sanitisation drive in the city’s COVID-19 containment areas, declared as red zones and high-risk zones, identified as orange zones from Monday onwards.
TRAVEL PASSES TO REMAIN VALID
Travel passes issued by the Delhi Police will continue to be valid till May 3 following the extension of the lockdown, officials said on Tuesday. In an internal communication to the force, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said:
“The police passes were issued with validity up to April 14. Since the lockdown has been extended, passes will remain valid up to May 3 and no separate order reviewing the passes is being issued. All guidelines, instructions and orders will continue to be valid till further orders.”
The e-passes issued by the Delhi government shall be honoured by all police personnel on duty, if they are accompanied by the original message of issue on mobile phone and identity proof of the person, he added.