Micro-containment zones set up in Ahmedabad to curb Covid-19

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 6/2/2020 10:37:37 AM

Ahmedabad, June 1 With the fifth phase of coronavirus lockdown coming into force from Monday, the Ahmedabad civic body has identified "micro-containment zones", thereby reducing the number of people covered in such zones to nearly 70,000 as compared to almost 13 lakh earlier. The "micro-containment zones" comprise small residential localities in wards across the city, according to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Till Sunday, the Ahmedabad city reported 12,180 Covid-19 cases and 842 deaths due to the disease. While earlier there were nearly 13 lakh people in containment zones of Ahmedabad, a list issued by the AMC late Sunday night said as many as 69,624 people in 14,160 houses have been placed in 46 ''micro-containment zones'' of the city. Restrictions will continue in these zones during the fifth phase of lockdown, the AMC said. "Several areas of Ahmedabad city have been declared as microcontainment zones. Now, instead of bringing the entire ward of the municipal corporation under containment zone, small localities.


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