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Delhi: In 25 days, containment zones in city rose from 205 to 24,000

The spurt in the number of containment zones has come amid a spiralling fifth wave of infections for the city, which has seen the daily case load hit record levels in Delhi, pushed by the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus
A containment zone is unsealed 14 days after it was marked, if all patients within it have recovered by them. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
A containment zone is unsealed 14 days after it was marked, if all patients within it have recovered by them. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 07:13 AM IST
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ByAlok K N Mishra

Nearly 700 red zones in Delhi sealed in 10 days to curb Covid spread

As on December 30, Delhi had 849 micro containment zones, up from 176 on December 20, shows data from Delhi’s district administrations.
A Delhi Police personnel puts in place barricades at the entrance of Hauz Khas village in New Delhi on New Year’s eve on Friday. (Amal K S/HT photo)
A Delhi Police personnel puts in place barricades at the entrance of Hauz Khas village in New Delhi on New Year’s eve on Friday. (Amal K S/HT photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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ByAlok K N Mishra

Kibber village in remote Spiti valley of Himachal declared containment zone after 14 Covid cases surface

Village head cites wedding organised recently as the prime reason for spike in coronavirus cases
Lahaul and Spiti is among the top three districts with a high positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh. Kibber is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet and is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, which is the habitat of the elusive snow leopard.(HT Photo)
Lahaul and Spiti is among the top three districts with a high positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh. Kibber is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet and is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, which is the habitat of the elusive snow leopard.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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No of containment zones in Delhi over 1,000, likely to increase with more testing: Officials

According to district officials, the number of containment zones might rise with the increase in the number of coronavirus screening tests being conducted and the consequent climb in the cases of the infection here.
The number of Covid-19 containment zones in Delhi rose from 539 on August 1 to 716 on August 27 and subsequently to 976 on September 5.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The number of Covid-19 containment zones in Delhi rose from 539 on August 1 to 716 on August 27 and subsequently to 976 on September 5.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

As cases spike, Delhi’s containment zones inch closer to 1,000-mark

Delhi on Friday recorded 2,914 new Covid-19 cases taking the total number of infected individuals to 185,220 so far, even as 161,865 people have recovered from the disease. This is the highest number of new cases reported since June 28, when 2,889 cases were recorded.
Over the past five days, at least 125 new containment zones were notified in the capital – taking the total of such areas to 949 as on Friday, Delhi government records showed.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Over the past five days, at least 125 new containment zones were notified in the capital – taking the total of such areas to 949 as on Friday, Delhi government records showed.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey

Health dept introduces SOPs for effective surveillance in containment zones

At present, surveillance activities are being taken up by 862 teams in the district who visit the containment areas to trace suspected patients, such as people suffering from influenza-like illnesses, those having symptoms of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and people having co-morbid conditions.
Out of the 862 teams, comprising of two members each, specified teams are sent to the containment zones once the cases are reported. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Out of the 862 teams, comprising of two members each, specified teams are sent to the containment zones once the cases are reported. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By, Ghaziabad

3-yr-old Kerala boy dies after swallowing coin; kin allege govt hospitals refused admission

The boy’s relatives alleged that he was denied treatment in government hospitals as their residence fell in a Covid-19 containment zone at Kadungallur near Aluva.
Kerala health minister has ordered a probe into the incident and said stringent action would be taken if any lapses were found.(Representational Photo)
Kerala health minister has ordered a probe into the incident and said stringent action would be taken if any lapses were found.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 02:21 PM IST
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Kochi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Jharkhand extends restrictions outside containment zones till August 31

Jharkhand chief secretary Sukhdev Singh issued the new circular on Thursday night and the order will come into effect from August 1.
The state government’s decision comes after the Union home ministry allowed few relaxations in areas outside containment zones as part of the unlocking process.(HT Photo)
The state government’s decision comes after the Union home ministry allowed few relaxations in areas outside containment zones as part of the unlocking process.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

13 held for gathering in Ludhiana’s containment zone, gambling

Police raided the spot after being tipped off about men gathering there and betting on card games and arrested them, said assistant sub inspector Harbans Lal
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Updated on Jul 27, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Liquor shops outside containment zones to remain open on Saturday, Sunday lockdown: UP govt

In an order, the government informed that the liquor shops will not be closed during the weekend from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday. Other than the containment zones, liquor shops in the state shall remain open on all seven days.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh is 58,104, including 21,012 active cases. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh is 58,104, including 21,012 active cases. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 24, 2020 07:49 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Tirupati, a containment zone, shut for 14 days; Tirumala temple stays open

District collector Bharat Gupta told reporters that the entire temple town of Tirupati had been declared as a containment zone for Covid-19.
Tirupati municipal commissioner PS Girisha clarified that the Road Transport Corporation had arranged buses from the RTC bus stand directly to Tirumala for the sake of pilgrims, who should not move anywhere in the town. (PTI File Photo)
Tirupati municipal commissioner PS Girisha clarified that the Road Transport Corporation had arranged buses from the RTC bus stand directly to Tirumala for the sake of pilgrims, who should not move anywhere in the town. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 09:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

West Bengal extends total lockdown in containment zones till July 19

The total lockdown was enforced in the containment zones from 5 pm of July 9 to stem the spike in Covid-19 cases.
According to a notification by the Home Department, the rigorous containment in these areas would be extended from July 15 to July 19.(PTI)
According to a notification by the Home Department, the rigorous containment in these areas would be extended from July 15 to July 19.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Containment zones increase in Bengal with highest single-day spike of 1,344 new Covid-19 cases

With more Kolkata Police personnel being sent on quarantine, the city police have requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to turn a portion of the Eden Gardens stadium into a quarantine centre exclusively for police personnel.
Police personnel stand guard outside a sealed residential complex following a hike in Covid-19 cases in Kolkata. Authorities have announced total lockdown in containment zones across the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
Police personnel stand guard outside a sealed residential complex following a hike in Covid-19 cases in Kolkata. Authorities have announced total lockdown in containment zones across the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Govt scales up testing in containment zones

High-risk individuals include people aged above 60 years, pregnant women, those with severe acute respiratory illnesses and those with comorbidities, said health department officials.
The new guidelines came even as the number of containment zones in the Capital rose from 458 to 563 between Wednesday and Friday, with several existing ones being split , government data showed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The new guidelines came even as the number of containment zones in the Capital rose from 458 to 563 between Wednesday and Friday, with several existing ones being split , government data showed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 03:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey, New Delhi

Bengal to club containment, buffer zones for stricter lockdown from July 9

Local authorities will try to arrange home delivery to the residents staying inside the broad-based containment zones, the government said in a notification.
The state government said the following activities will be barred in these broader containment zones: all offices (government and private), all non-essential services, all congregations, all transportation, all marketing/industrial/trading activities.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The state government said the following activities will be barred in these broader containment zones: all offices (government and private), all non-essential services, all congregations, all transportation, all marketing/industrial/trading activities.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Maharashtra allows hotels outside containment zones to operate from July 8

The government announced the decision through a notification here.
The permission has been granted on conditions of these entities adhering to social distancing norms and other protocols.(ANI File)
The permission has been granted on conditions of these entities adhering to social distancing norms and other protocols.(ANI File)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Gurugram city has 100 containment zones

Besides 100 in the city ,there were seven other containment zones in the district located in Pataudi, Sohna and in Farrukh Nagar.
A Municipal Corporation of Gururgam (MCG) health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sanitizes the premises during the cremation of a person who died of Covid-19 at the Madan Puri Cremation Ground near Basai road Chowk, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times))
A Municipal Corporation of Gururgam (MCG) health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sanitizes the premises during the cremation of a person who died of Covid-19 at the Madan Puri Cremation Ground near Basai road Chowk, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times))
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 08:11 PM IST
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Gurugram | By, Gurugram

ICMR recommends use of rapid antigen kits for testing in containment zones, healthcare settings

The kits will allow faster diagnosis without laboratory examination Standard Q Covid-19 Ag detection kit (rapid antigen test kits) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for qualitative detection of specific antigens to SARS-CoV-2.
The ICMR further said that the Standard Q Covid-19 Ag rapid antigen detection test has a very high specificity (i.e. ability to detect true negatives).(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The ICMR further said that the Standard Q Covid-19 Ag rapid antigen detection test has a very high specificity (i.e. ability to detect true negatives).(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 15, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Bengal extends lockdown restriction in containment zones till June 30

The lockdown on the Covid-19 hotspots which were to end on June 15 have now been extended till end of the month.
A security guard thermal screening people at South City Mall as it opens to the public after lockdown relaxations in Kolkata on Monday.(Samir jana/HT PHOTO)
A security guard thermal screening people at South City Mall as it opens to the public after lockdown relaxations in Kolkata on Monday.(Samir jana/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 08, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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MP Raj Bhawan delisted as containment zone in 5 days, Congress protests

After six Covid-19 patients were identified on the Raj Bhavan campus on Wednesday, the area around the patients’ houses was declared as a containment zone by the district administration.
The Congress accused the BJP government of not being serious about the lives of people and focused on political gains. (Photo @GovernorMP)
The Congress accused the BJP government of not being serious about the lives of people and focused on political gains. (Photo @GovernorMP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 10:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

In Unlock 1, re-opening of economic activities except in containment zones

Key activities to resume from the second week of June include hotels, shopping malls and dine-in facilities in restaurants, which were closed since March 24.
The Centre has claimed that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. Also, no separate permission or approval or any e-permit will be required for such movements. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The Centre has claimed that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. Also, no separate permission or approval or any e-permit will be required for such movements. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 30, 2020 09:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Night curfew outside containment zones to remain, but for lesser duration

Under the Union Home Ministry’s new guidelines for phased re-opening of areas outside containment zones the night curfew will begin at 9 pm and end at 5 am.
Night curfew has now been reduced from 12 hours to eight.(HT PHOTO)
Night curfew has now been reduced from 12 hours to eight.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2020 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Unlock 1: Malls, religious places to reopen from June 8; no to cinema halls, metro trains

The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown, necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, was scheduled to end tomorrow. Mall, restaurants, hotels, religious places can reopen from June 8
In Phase I, the order said, religious places and places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and shopping malls will be permitted to open from June 8. (Photo Mohd Zakir/HT photo)
In Phase I, the order said, religious places and places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and shopping malls will be permitted to open from June 8. (Photo Mohd Zakir/HT photo)
Updated on May 30, 2020 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Mumbai civic body allows home delivery of liquor in non-containment zones

Earlier, on May 5, the BMC had ordered shut shops selling non-essential goods, including liquor, due to crowding at wine shops.
Mumbai civic body allows home delivery of liquor in non-containment zones. (File photo)(AP)
Mumbai civic body allows home delivery of liquor in non-containment zones. (File photo)(AP)
Updated on May 22, 2020 09:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMehul R Thakkar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Shops and markets, except those in containment zones, to open from Monday

Barber shops, salons and spas will also start functioning in non-prohibited localities while e-commerce websites will be allowed to commence the delivery of non-essential items, as per the Home Ministry.
Barber shops, parlours and spas will be allowed to open, except in containment zones, while take-away and food delivery services by restaurants will also function.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Barber shops, parlours and spas will be allowed to open, except in containment zones, while take-away and food delivery services by restaurants will also function.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:32 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

In Bengal, Covid-19 red zones to be divided into 3: CM Mamata

There are at least 566 containment zones in the state. Out of them, Kolkata has 326 containment areas.
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (Photo ANI)
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (Photo ANI)
Updated on May 12, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

‘Allow economic activity in all of Delhi except containment zones’: Kejriwal to PM Modi

The chief minister made the comments during a meeting with the PM , along with other CMs, to discuss the lockdown situation in the country.
The nationwide lockdown, which is in its last week, is in place till May 17.(AFP)
The nationwide lockdown, which is in its last week, is in place till May 17.(AFP)
Updated on May 11, 2020 08:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Panchkula’s Rajiv Colony declared partial containment zone, after milk vendor tests positive

The reports of 19 contacts, including the family of the patient, are awaited
After a milk vendor tested positive in Panchkula’s Rajiv Colony, 19 of his contacts have been traced and part of the colony has been declared as a containment zone.(HT Photo)
After a milk vendor tested positive in Panchkula’s Rajiv Colony, 19 of his contacts have been traced and part of the colony has been declared as a containment zone.(HT Photo)
Published on May 09, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Panchkula

Udaipur City declared containment zone after Covid-19 cases climb past 100

Till May 7, Udaipur had 20 Covid-19 positive cases and of these, 13 had recovered. However on May 8, in a sudden spurt, 59 more cases were reported.
On May 9, 2020, Udaipur’s Covid-19 tally went past the 100-mark.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo used for representation)
On May 9, 2020, Udaipur’s Covid-19 tally went past the 100-mark.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo used for representation)
Updated on May 09, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur / Udaipur | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

Containment zones boost Chennai’s efforts to efforts to flatten Covid-19 curve

The Tamil Nadu government’s graded relaxation for commercial and industrial units across the state does not apply to any containment area.
Health workers take samples of a person for a rapid test at mobile Covid-19 testing van in Chennai.(PTI)
Health workers take samples of a person for a rapid test at mobile Covid-19 testing van in Chennai.(PTI)
Published on May 09, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | BySowmiya Ashok
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