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Delhi Government will begin a sanitization drive to sanitize the red and orange zones in the capital

The Delhi Government has decided to run a sanitization drive in the affected areas from today, viz Monday according to the Chief Minister. As the number of cases started increasing, the Government has taken such a commitment.
The cases in Delhi cross 1000 and that is the reason behind this decision. The red and orange zones will be sanitized by carrying out ‘Operation Shield’ in those zones. Anyone moving out of their houses without a mask put on will be taken action against. 

Division of zones

The places will be divided into three zones: red, orange and green.

Red zone: This is for the areas which have been declared as hotspots and also which have seen a rise in the infected patients. Complete restriction of movement is imposed except for daily essentials or medical emergencies.

Orange zone: This is for the areas where the cases are few and no increase in cases has been reported. A little movement is allowed in such an area. 

Green zone: This is for places with utterly no cases. These places may allow almost complete normal movement of people.


The National capital has always been the city with the most pollution. 
The main causes include Motor vehicle emissions, wood-burning fires, agricultural land fires, exhaust from diesel generators, dust from construction, etc. All these factors contribute to the bad health of the air in the Union Territory.
While it is this way, there is another harm to the people of Delhi this time. Recently Delhi was hit by an earthquake, and now, the containment zones in Delhi have been increased to 43, which is a raise of 10 zones.

  • Here is a list of the containment zones in Delhi as of today:
  • South 3
  • South West 3
  • South East 12
  • North 2
  • East 9
  • Shahdara 5
  • New Delhi 2
  • Central 3
  • West 4

What is a containment zone?

To restrict the spreading of the virus, medication and other measures are taken in an area surrounding the initial cases. Such a zone is known as a containment zone. In such zones, the movement is completely restricted. Also, a door-to-door inspection is carried out to check any cases of contact in the neighborhood. The infected person as the epicenter, the zone will be with a 1 km radius. Initially, the zone was thought of with a 5 km radius But due to the practical difficulties, it was confined to a 1 km radius.

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