Gurugram: As Gurugram district recorded the highest number of positive cases in the state, the district administration identified nine large outbreak regions (LOR) in the city 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 a 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 Rajiv Nagar; Om Nagar- Shivaji Nagar, Shanti Nagar; Nathupur- Ravinder Nath slum, Shamshan Ghat slum; Laxman Vihar - Dayanand Colony, Laxman Vihar, Phase 2 (street no. 2, 4, 7,8, 10); Chauma- H Block Palam Vihar; Firoj Gandhi Colony - Madanpuri, Baldev Nagar; Patel Nagar - Nai Basti, Arjun Nagar; Manesar- Harijan Basti, Lal Building Chowk; Sohna - Thakurwada, Gujjar Ghati, Shiv Kund Area, Lohiyawada, Mangal Colony, Kayasthwada, Pathanwada, Tilpat Colony, Kohliwada, New Anaj Mandi, Baniyawada.
The district administration has put strict measures in these LOR to contain the spread of the virus with intensive contact tracing and rapid antigen testing camp. The restrictions in these LORs have come in force from July 15 and would remain in force till July 28.
The deputy commissioner has directed all the SDMs and ACPs 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.
An intense public health campaign would be initiated in the LOR including door-to-door screening, thermal scanning, intensive testing through rapid antigen and RTPCR tests. Sero survey will be carried out as well in the LOR. The entire area will be sanitised by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.