Photos: Delhi’s containment zones rise to 440 after policy overhaul

The number of coronavirus containment zones in Delhi has shot up to 440 from 280 just this past weekend. The rise comes after the centre and Delhi government implemented a new delineation strategy in these areas for increased scrutiny. Health surveys and serological samples continue to be drawn from these regions for greater insight into the spread of the virus. The national capital, which is the worst affected region in the country, has decided to break up larger areas into micro-containment zones by way of redrawing existing boundaries.

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A delivery person pulls a cycle loaded with LPG cylinders past a barricade at a COVID-19 containment zone in New Delhi on June 29. The number of such zones in the national capital stands at 440 as of June 29 after the Delhi government decided to break existing hot spots into smaller clusters for better surveillance and control of the outbreak. (Manvender Vashisht / PTI)

A delivery person pulls a cycle loaded with LPG cylinders past a barricade at a COVID-19 containment zone in New Delhi on June 29. The number of such zones in the national capital stands at 440 as of June 29 after the Delhi government decided to break existing hot spots into smaller clusters for better surveillance and control of the outbreak. (Manvender Vashisht / PTI)

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A group of women speak with paramilitary personnel near a containment zone in Reghar Pura on June 29. Delhi saw an increase of 141 in the number of containment zones over the weekend. The Centre and the Delhi government had decided to remap containment zones at a recent meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A group of women speak with paramilitary personnel near a containment zone in Reghar Pura on June 29. Delhi saw an increase of 141 in the number of containment zones over the weekend. The Centre and the Delhi government had decided to remap containment zones at a recent meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A municipal worker in PPE coveralls sprays disinfectant in an area designated a containment zone in Reghar Pura on June 29. As part of the new delineation strategy, clusters within existing containment zones were made into micro-containment zones. Until June 26, when the new strategy was finalised by the office of the divisional commissioner, Delhi had 280 containment zones. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A municipal worker in PPE coveralls sprays disinfectant in an area designated a containment zone in Reghar Pura on June 29. As part of the new delineation strategy, clusters within existing containment zones were made into micro-containment zones. Until June 26, when the new strategy was finalised by the office of the divisional commissioner, Delhi had 280 containment zones. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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ASHA workers on a door to door screening survey for coronavirus in the Nabi Karim locality which has several pockets demarcated as containment zones, on June 26. 11 districts in Delhi have initiated a health survey of more than 250,000 individuals in the capital’s containment zones as part of the recommendations from the meeting with the home minster. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

ASHA workers on a door to door screening survey for coronavirus in the Nabi Karim locality which has several pockets demarcated as containment zones, on June 26. 11 districts in Delhi have initiated a health survey of more than 250,000 individuals in the capital’s containment zones as part of the recommendations from the meeting with the home minster. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

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A medical personnel draws a blood sample to test for COVID-19 infection as part of Delhi’s serological survey on June 27. The serological survey of 20,000 people is another aspect of the new action plan --its results are expected to strengthen existing contact-tracing and surveillance policies. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A medical personnel draws a blood sample to test for COVID-19 infection as part of Delhi’s serological survey on June 27. The serological survey of 20,000 people is another aspect of the new action plan --its results are expected to strengthen existing contact-tracing and surveillance policies. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A medical professional handles a blood sample collected as part of the serological survey in New Delhi on June 27. The use of rapid antigen tests in containment zones, which help authorities isolate positive cases within 30 minutes, since June 18 has also helped identify new clusters of Covid-19 cases and redraw boundaries, an HT report stated. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A medical professional handles a blood sample collected as part of the serological survey in New Delhi on June 27. The use of rapid antigen tests in containment zones, which help authorities isolate positive cases within 30 minutes, since June 18 has also helped identify new clusters of Covid-19 cases and redraw boundaries, an HT report stated. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A Delhi Police personnel near a barricade at the Reghar Pura containment zone screens people looking to pass, on June 29. According to the findings of an advisory committee of the central government, 19% of the Covid-19 cases in Delhi so far have originated in containment zones. About 45% of these cases have been found in smaller clusters within such zones. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A Delhi Police personnel near a barricade at the Reghar Pura containment zone screens people looking to pass, on June 29. According to the findings of an advisory committee of the central government, 19% of the Covid-19 cases in Delhi so far have originated in containment zones. About 45% of these cases have been found in smaller clusters within such zones. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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CRPF personnel man barricades blocking a lane at a containment zone in Lado Sarai on June 26. Containment zones are sealed areas where all residents are put under surveillance and most business and travel activities are prohibited. The areas are periodically sanitised and essential goods are delivered to people’s doorsteps so that residents do not have to venture out. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

CRPF personnel man barricades blocking a lane at a containment zone in Lado Sarai on June 26. Containment zones are sealed areas where all residents are put under surveillance and most business and travel activities are prohibited. The areas are periodically sanitised and essential goods are delivered to people’s doorsteps so that residents do not have to venture out. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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