The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi has risen from 539 on August 1 to 591 on August 21, with officials attributing the rise to smaller areas being contained now.
The West Bengal government has decided to divide affected areas according to containment zones (category A), buffer zones (category B), and clean zones (category C). A containment zone is called an "affected area" in West Bengal and the roads around it are "buffer zones".
Maharashtra continues to be the epicentre of the coronavirus spread with 88,528 coronavirus cases and 3,169 fatalities. As many as 3,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported from the state in the past 24 hours. While Mumbai alone accounts for 57% of Maharashtra's all corona cases. Citing an increase in Covid-19 cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed some more areas in Mumbai and marked them as containment zones or red zones.
Coronavirus cases in Mumbai have crossed the 40,000-mark and in light of the same, the officials have increased the containment zones or red zones in the city to 743. As of May 29, the number of containment zones were 706. As many as 37 new areas in Mumbai have been made containment zones amid Unlock 1.
The Union Home Ministry issued fresh guidelines on Saturday extending Lockdown and allowed shops and businesses outside containment zones to resume from June 1. Centre also said ''Unlock-1'' will be initiated in the country from June 8. The Union Home Ministry issued fresh guidelines on Saturday extending Lockdown and allowed shops and businesses outside containment zones to resume from June 1.
Coronavirus in Mumbai: The city prepares for lockdown 5.0 or Unlock 1, as it is being called. As per the Home Ministry's latest guidelines, there will be a resumption of activities in a phased manner after lockdown 4.0 ends on May 31.
The Delhi Government on Saturday said that the total number of containment zones in the national capital is now stands at 122, with the highest 24 active in the North district.
Lane number 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B 5A and 5B Swatantra Nagar in Narela has been declared as containment zone after 6 positive COVID19 cases were reported on Tuesday, Deepak Shinde, District Magistrate, North.
The Rajasthan government on Monday decided to allow taxis and auto-rickshaws to operate in the red zones of the state. The state government has also lifted the ban on the sale of paan, gutkha and tobacco products while making it clear that spitting in public is still a punishable offence.
The minister's comments follow Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri''s announcement that all domestic flights are set to resume in India from May 25 as part of its gradual reboot of air travel services amid the pandemic.
Dinesh Ojha Path in Tarun Nagar locality in Guwahati city of Assam has been marked as a containment zone on Saturday following the detection of COVID-19 cases in the area, the Kamrup (M) administration confirmed on Saturday.
The number of containment zones in Delhi has risen to 92 as 13 more red zones were added on Friday. This increase in COVID-19 red zones is due to the spike of cases that has been seen in the national capital. Delhi has had over 2,200 coronavirus cases in the last four days.
The urban areas of Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar which fall in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) have been categorised as 'red zones' for COVID-19 by the Uttar Pradesh government, according to an official order on Thursday.
The entire national capital may not remain under 'Red' zone as the Delhi government has launched an exercise to define its own "Red, Orange and Green zones" -- marking of areas based on COVID-19 case load, sources said.
After more than 50 days, e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal were allowed to ship all items across the country (except containment zones).
As the Central government gave states the power to decide containment, buffer, red, green, and orange zones, the Telangana government on Tuesday issued a revised list of containment zones in Hyderabad.
Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a revised guidelines for lockdown 4.0. Sport complexes, stadiaum and other public open spaces to remain open for individual exercises in non-red zones; spectators and groups activities not allowed. Intra district bus service with max 50 per cent capacity/bus allowed in non-red zones.