Tackling Covid-19 crisis: Yogi govt readies 350 quarantine centers for migrants; firms up containment zone strategy

A total of 36 lakh of population residing in about 7.16 lakh houses are under these containment zones. These are manned by over twenty five thousand of police personnel.

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New Delhi: To curb the spread of the deadly virus amid a massive spike in the coronavirus infections across Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued strict directives to firm up the containment zone strategy in the state, as a result of which a total of 77989 containment zones have been set up across the state in bringing down the transmission levels.

According to the official order, a 25-metre containment zone is set up if one positive Covid-19 case is detected, while a 50-metre containment zone is established if more than one positive case is found. A total of twenty houses fall within the 25-metre containment zone and the corresponding figure is 60 for the 50-metre one.

A total of 36 lakh of population residing in about 7.16 lakh houses are under these containment zones. These are manned by over twenty five thousand of police personnel.

The order also says that an area would remain a containment zone for 14 days from the date of sample collection of the last positive case of the viral disease. If no fresh infection is found for 14 days from the date of sample collection of the last positive case, that area would be delisted as a containment zone.

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Containment zones are helping in better monitoring of the high-load areas as teams have been deployed to inspect houses within each containment zone; each team visits the houses in the area assigned to them and prepares a work report on the prescribed form. A health worker, a village development panchayati raj worker and a member of the local administration comprise each team.

Stepping up preventive measures in the wake of a spike in coronavirus cases and amid the heavy influx of migrant workers after corona curfew and lockdowns were clamped in several states including Delhi, Maharashtra, MP and Rajasthan, the Yogi Government of the state has set up approx 350 quarantine centers across Uttar Pradesh.

“All trains coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and other states are overloaded with workers, make proper arrangements for corona testing and quarantining of the migrant workers, as well as for their food,” CM Yogi instructed the officials.

Similarly, the government has also ramped up surveillance at airports, railway stations and all the bus stops.

“Conduct RT-PCR tests on all migrant labourers and ensure those testing positive are quarantined and provided food and adequate medical aid.” said the CM.

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Subsequently, after 14 days of monitoring in the isolation centres, these migrants will be sent to their respective home districts by the buses of the State Transport Corporation.

Nodal officers and local committees belonging to different districts have been directed to coordinate with their respective district magistrates in this regard and ensure all facilities to the returnees.

On the directives issued by CM Yogi Adityanath, a total of 349 quarantine centers have been set up across 72 districts of the state to cater to the needs of the returning migrant workers.

These quarantine centers have been set up at the district level, tehsil, block and panchayat level across the state.
Yogi also directed the officials to constitute monitoring committees at the level of every gram panchayat and municipal ward. The monitoring committees have been playing an essential role in bringing down the transmission levels and breaking the covid chain.

As per the directions of CM Adityanath, the committees are also helping in monitoring the isolated patients and are ensuring that people do not break their quarantine. With this, they are also spreading awareness and are educating people to get vaccinated, so that they get a safety shield from the deadly virus.

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According to an official report, a total of 349 quarantine centers have been set up across various districts in Uttar Pradesh which include 15 in Kanpur Nagar, 12 in Mahoba, 86 in Ghaziabad, 19 in GB Nagar, 5 in Aligarh, 4 in Balrampur, 4 in Shahjahanpur, 27 in Chandauli, 3 in Ambedkar Nagar, 3 in Amroha, 3 in Hathras, 3 in Rae Bareli, 3 in Sambhal, 9 in Meerut, 6 in Bareilly, 6 in Kaushambi, 5 in Amethi, 3 in Kheri, 2 in Banda, 2 in Badaun, 2 in Fatehpur, 2 in Jalaun, 2 in Saharanpur, 2 in Shamli, 2 in Varanasi, 11 in Siddharthnagar, 10 in Pilibhit, 9 in Prayagraj, 7 in Auraiya, 7 in Bulandshahr, 5 in Mau, 4 in Farukkhabad, 4 in Rampur, 3 in Baghpat, 3 in Hamirpur, 3 in Hapur, 3 in Kasganj, 2 in Ayodhya, 2 in Ghazipur, 2 in Gonda, 2 in Jaunpur, 2 in Kannauj, 2 in Bhadohi, 1 in Azamgarh, 1 in Bahraich, 1 in Ballia, 1 in Barabanki, 1 in Basti, 1 in Bijnor, 1 in Deoria, 1 in Etah, 1 in Etawah, 1 in Firozabad, 1 in Hardoi, 1 in Jhansi, 1 in Kanpur Dehat, 1 in Kushinagar, 1 in Maharajganj, 1 in Mainpuri, 1 in Mathura, 1 in Mirzapur, 1 in Moradabad, 1 in Muzaffarnagar, 1 in Pratapgarh, 1 in Santakbir Nagar, 1 in Shravasti, 1 in Sitapur, 1 in Sonbhadra, 1 in Sultanpur, 1 in Unnao and 5 in Gorakhpur.

3 Quarantine Centers set up at the state capital

At the same time, a total of 3 quarantine centers providing as many as 450 beds have been set up by the District Administration in the state capital, Lucknow. In which two quarantine centers have been built at the district level and one at the tehsil level.

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