"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 said.
The joint secretary said movement of people will not be allowed in containment zones except for those related with essential services and special teams will search for new cases and samples will be collected and tested as per sampling criteria.
The officials said that health facilities in a buffer zone outside the containment zones will be oriented and people facing SARI (severe acute respiratory infection) and influenza-like symptoms will be tested there.
"Special teams have been formed which will work in containment zone and do contact tracing and house-to-house surveys. Cases of fever, cough and breathlessness will be identified in the survey and requisite action will be taken as per protocol," Agarwal said, adding that there has been no community transmissions so far but some local outbreaks.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in India has risen to 11,933 with 1,076 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours while the death toll stands at 392, the ministry official said.
List of hotspot districts with large outbreaks:
South, South East, Shahdara, West, North, Central, New Delhi, East and South West
*Andhra Pradesh: Kurnool, Guntur, Spsr Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna, Y.S.R, West Godavari, Chittoor, Vishakhapatnam, East Godavari and Anantapur
Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Yavatmal, Aurangabad, Buldhana, Mumbai Suburban, Nashik.
*Gujarat: Ahmadabad, Surat, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Vadodara.
Belagavi, Mysuru, Bengaluru Urban
Kasaragod, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram
Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain
Kolkata, Howrah, 24 Paraganas North, Medinipur East
Jaipur, Tonk, Jodhpur, Banswara, Kota, Jhunjhunu, Jaisalmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jhalawar, Bharatpur
Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Erode, Vellore, Dindigul, Villupuram, Tiruppur, Theni, Namakkal, Chengalpattu, Madurai, Tuticorin, Karur, Virudhunagar, Kanniyakumari, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur, Thiruvarur, Salem, Nagapattinam
Agra, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Meerut, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Shamli, Firozabad, Moradabad.
Courtesy: Health Ministry