Gurugram: The district administration on Friday identified eight municipal wards as large outbreak regions (LOR) owing to the high incidence of Covid-19 cases in these areas.
“As per the guidelines of ministry of health and family welfare, a large outbreak is defined as localised increase in the incidence of Covid-19 cases occurring within a defined geographic area in a village, town or city. The cases may or may not be epidemiologically linked. For the operational purpose, a large outbreak is deemed to be present when there are 15 or more cases,” the order issued by the district magistrate read.
The areas that have been identified as large outbreak region include Ward no 4 – Dundahera - Police Station Road, Aggrawal Sweets Gali (Sector 21), Dundahera community centre street, Vishal mega mart street, Ward no 16 - Arjun Nagar, Jyoti Park, Madan Puri, Ward no 17- Rattan Garden, Shivpuri, Ward no 20 - Shivaji Nagar, Shanti Nagar, Ward no 21 - Baldev Nagar, Firoz Gandhi Colony, Ravi Nagar, Ward no 22 - Heera Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Shivaji Park, Ward no 23 - Hari Nagar, Shakti Park and Ward no 35 - Nathupur Abadi.
The restriction in the LOR will come in force from 10 am on June 30 and will remain in force till July 14. The deputy commissioner has directed all the SDMs and ACP's to identify the boundaries of the LOR along with entry and exit points to restrict the movement in these areas. If the movement of a person is unavoidable then the Aarogya Setu application will be installed by the person.
Thermal scanning and symptomatic screening will be conducted at entry/exit from the LOR. Rapid testing for symptomatic persons will be advisable to check the spread of the virus.
An intense public health campaign will also be initiated in the LOR including door-to-door screening, thermal scanning, intensive testing through rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests. Sero survey will be carried out as well in the LOR. The entire area will be sanitised by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.
To minimise the adverse socio-economic fallout, industrial activity will be permitted in these areas, however, accommodation arrangements for manpower will be made inside the factory premises. Only essential shops and the commercial establishment will be allowed to operate in these areas.
The supply of essential goods and commodities will be monitored by the zonal administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board in coordination with DFSC, Drug Control Officer, and MCG to prevent any shortages and overcharging in the LOR.