New COVID-19 plan revealed by Delhi government, every house to get screened - TNBCLive

The Delhi government has taken new initiative to carry out thermal screening to every house by July 6 to check the spread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Delhi recorded a total 3947 new infections which is the highest single day jump ever reported by any state so far. The state is also at the second highest position in the number of infections.

The Arvind Kejriwal government said, all the houses in the containment zones will be screened by June 30. Last week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Chief Minister held a series  of meetings and released the new Covid response plan. The national capital now has 66,000 new coronavirus cases and 261 containment zones.

The government has ordered to make stronger the contact tracing and surveillance system in these areas that have been sealed to break the chain of transmission.  The AAP government said, “More than 2,500 new cases and upto 75 deaths (are) being reported every day (in Delhi). About 45 per cent of the cases are showing features of clustering (in containment zones).”

On Sunday, Delhi overtook Tamil Nadu as the second worst-hit state by the pandemic after Maharashtra. The fatalities stand over 2000 related to coronavirus. As per the new strategy, there will be the district magistrates, civil body officials, epidemiologists from the MCD and  IT professionals in the COVID-19 team to monitor Aarogya Setu app.

The government contact-tracing app is compatible with all mobile devices and the government has advised all to download the app. According to the revised guidelines, “Rapid antigen testing will be done in such areas as per the guidelines of the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research).” It also stated that movement will not  be  allowed in containment zones. Delhi police will observe the situation through CCTV cameras and that the task force will be headed by the Chief Minister.

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