In addition to 16 already existing containment zone, a new order has been released by District Magistrate, Kapurthala which notifies about new containment zones. India is experiencing an overall downwards trends in total number of new cases. District Kapurthala stands in stark contrast to this trend. Declaration of 7 new containment zones signifies that the number of COVID-19 cases are rising. This timely strategy implemented by the government will help in early management and detection of the cases. The actions were also commended by the Chief Minister of Punjab and was told that it could be turned into a model for rest of the districts.
The 7 containment zones include Railway Colony, Ashok Vihar and Akbarpura village of Kapurthala; Chahal Nagar, Industrial area and Babeli village of Phagwara and Gurudwara Ber Sahib of Sultanpur Lodhi. Residents of these localities will have travel restrictions. The food, water and electricity supplies will be uninterrupted. Medical need will be catered by local designated COVID hospital.
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