The Delhi government launched ‘Operation SHIELD’ in 21 containment zones in the state. The announcement was made by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Operation Shield aims at curbing the spread of coronavirus pandemic within the National Capital Territory region which has over thousand virus contracted patients. Operation SHIELD stands for:
S – Sealing
H – Home quarantine
I – Isolation and Tracing
E – Essential supply
L – Local sanitation
D – Door to door checks
The area or surroundings of all the 33 zones are to be sealed. People living in these zones are to be home quarantined. The first and second contacts of the people are to be traced and isolated
The Government has also assured essential supply of commodities. The areas are to be sanitized by local authorities. Door-to-door health checks are to be conducted in these areas.
The project had been experimented at Dilshad garden and was found to be success. “We had experimented at Dilshad Garden when one foreign returned woman had turned positive and infected six or seven other people who came in contact with her. We then sealed the entire area. Operation shield was implemented there. All the steps taken under Operation Shield resulted in no new cases of Coronavirus being reported from the area (Dilshad Garden) in the past 10 days,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
The CM further mentioned that all new areas in Delhi with a rising number of infections are being identified and will be soon declared containment zones where Operation SHIELD will come into effect.