To prevent the spread of coronavirus disease, the Belagavi administration has identified the containment zone at Peeranwadi as one patient was found to be Positive for COVID-19 today.
The 3km area at all the above three areas has been sealed and no entry or exit is allowed except for the emergency vehicles. No sort of traffic or even walking is allowed in this stretch. Another 2 km outer buffer zone has also been created.
Why a containment zone?
Containment zones, or areas where a coronavirus-infected patient or a suspected case has been detected, are mapped to restrict the virus from spreading beyond that particular area. Residents in the containment zones are allowed to step out to buy essentials, but entry and exit are restricted.
How are the containment areas identified?
The Centre’s containment strategy involves demarcating an area of 3-km radius around an epicentre, then marking a buffer zone of an additional 2-kilometre radius and ensuring all quarantine protocols are followed in the zone.
Restrictions in Containment zone namely:
All entry into the containment zones has been sealed and blocked.
Any vehicles which have to pass will have to be sanitized.
All residents are requested to stay in their homes and follow the directions of the health department which they would announce as per the need in the designated areas.
Residents are requested to keep their areas clean
In this zone, not more than 5 persons can come together or have any kind of gathering.
All shops, offices in the area would be closed including grocery and pharmacy shops.
8 am to 10 am is the time allocated to buy the essentials for the persons in this zone with appropriate social distancing.
All the residents of the area would be under Home quarantine.
Health dept will take testing of persons in the area
Anyone who acts defying the above would be booked under CRPC 188 and other sections.