The Union Health Ministry has recognized 170 districts as Covid-19 hotspots and 207 districts as potential hotspots, officers stated on Wednesday, reiterating that there was no group transmission of the illness in the nation up to now.
Addressing the every day briefing on coronavirus state of affairs in the nation, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health Lav Agarwal stated that states have been requested to categorise districts which have reported a better variety of instances as hotspots, the districts the place instances have been reported as non-hotspots, and inexperienced zones the place no instances have been reported.
“Hotspots are those districts which are reporting more number of cases or where the rate of growth of Covid-19 cases is high,” Agarwal stated, including an in depth route has been issued to states stating consolidated efforts are required to utilise this era of lockdown to curb the unfold of the virus.
“Cabinet secretary held a video conference today with all chief secretaries, DGPs, health secretaries, collectors, SPs, municipal commissioners and CMOs where hotspots were discussed and orientation on field level implementation of containment strategy was given.”
“They were told about large outbreak containment strategies, cluster containment strategies. Delineation of buffer and containment zone, parameter mapping, defining of entry and exit points were also discussed in detail,” he stated.
The joint secretary stated motion of individuals won’t be allowed in containment zones apart from these associated with important providers and particular groups will seek for new instances and samples shall be collected and examined as per sampling standards.
The officers stated that well being services in a buffer zone exterior the containment zones shall be oriented and other people dealing with SARI (extreme acute respiratory an infection) and influenza-like signs shall be examined there.
“Special groups have been fashioned which is able to work in containment zone and do contact tracing and house-to-house surveys.
Cases of fever, cough and breathlessness shall be recognized in the survey and requisite motion shall be taken as per protocol,” Agarwal stated, including that there was no group transmissions up to now however some native outbreaks.
The complete variety of Covid-19 instances in India has risen to 11,933 with 1,076 recent instances reported in the final 24 hours whereas the dying toll stands at 392, the ministry official stated.