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Based on the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the States/ UTs and District Administrations will classify areas and define the boundary of the Containment Zone after taking into account factors such as mapping of cases and contacts, geographical dispersion of cases and contacts, area with well demarcated perimeter and enforceability.
The boundary of the Containment Zone will be:
For urban areas: Residential colony, mohal/a, municipal ward, municipal zone, Police Station area, towns etc.,
For rural areas: A village, cluster of villages, Gram Panchayats, group of Police Stations, blocks etc., in case of rural areas.
The local authorities have a duty to follow intensive surveillance mechanisms as issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ensure coverage using the Aarogya Setu app in the containment zones. In the Containment Zone, the local authorities will conduct the following activities:
- Contact Tracing.
- Home or Institutional quarantining of individuals based on risk assessment by medical officers. This risk assessment will be based on symptoms, contact with confirmed cases, and travel history.
- Testing of all cases with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI), Influenza Like Illness (ILi) and other symptoms specified by MOHFW.
- House to house surveillance by special teams constituted for this purpose.
- Clinical management of all cases as per protocol.
- Counselling and educating people; and establishing effective communication strategies.
Read more on activities prohibited in the containment zones here.
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