As the nation moving towards the end of the stage four lockdown, the Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held a video conference with chief secretaries and principal secretaries (health) of all states and Union Territories including the municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 13 Covid 19 affected cities in the country, informed the officials.
The thirteen states-Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur has affected seriously by the infection and have around 70 per cent of the positive cases in the nation.
The measures taken by the authorities and the staff of the city companies for the administration of COVID-19 cases were assessed in the gathering.
The central government has already given rules on the issued guidelines on the management of COVID-19 in urban areas. The strategies include work on high-risk factors, indices such as confirmation rate, fatality rate, doubling rate, tests per million individuals etc.
In addition to all this the other factors to be considered while mapping the hot spots must include the search for cases through the house to house surveillance, contact tracing, testing protocol and clinical management of the active cases.
Meanwhile, the measures include tracing of individuals with respiratory problems or influenza cases and ensuring safety and security for them by guaranteeing proper social distancing.
The infected areas, buffer zones around the infected areas additionally should set the boundaries to break the chain of transmission.
Keeping up high cautiousness and checking in zones of old urban areas, urban ghettos, and other high thickness pockets alongside the camps for other state labourers are other key variables for the COVID-19 technique for the high-chance zones.