Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown: Centre lists restrictions for states to outline red, orange, green zones

Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown: Centre lists restrictions for states to outline red, orange, green zones :- On Sunday, the Union health ministry has listed limitations and restrictions such as active novel coronavirus cases, expanding and casualty rates as per lakh population, for states as well as union territories in order to follow while classifying areas into different zones such as red, orange or green zones.

Centre lists restrictions for states to outline red, orange, green zones

It has also delivered guiding principle for outlining of containment and the buffer zones along with that it has defined actions that have to be applied in all those areas for breaking the chain and to stop the spread of coronavirus disease.

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan stated in a letter to the states as well as union territories that the states might classify districts or municipal corporations into hotspots, red, orange as well as green zones.

On the other hand, they may possibly also select for classifying the sub-division, ward or any additional suitable administrative unit into the colour-coded zones after thorough examination at their end, taking the consideration of the geographical spread of the COVID-19 cases, contacts and their zone of effect in terms of the spread of the disease, the letter further stated.

This statement has come after the ministry of home affairs issued certain guidelines for the fourth phase of the countrywide lockdown, that has given power to the states as well as the union territories in order to outline red, green and orange zones according to the circumstances of coronavirus taking into consideration about the parameters that has been shared by the union health ministry.

Sudan, in her recent letter also explained that isolation of the zones would be especially based on total active cases, or else cases per lakh population.

The standards or thresholds for serious along with appropriate levels for total active cases would be more than two hundreds as well as zero or no recounted case in the past 21 days, correspondingly.

For active cases as per to lakh population, the critical verge would be when there will be more than 15, while for doubling rate intended over a period of seven-day time span, the serious level would be below than fourteen days along with appropriate when more than 28 days.

The guiding principle said that as soon as the containment zone is outlined the limit is going to be well-defined along with that there would be severe perimeter control with formation of clear entry as well as exit points.

No movement should be permitted apart from medical emergencies or else for the need of essential goods and services, no unrestricted arrival of population to be permitted as well as the people transiting to be note down and followed via integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP).

Sudan also further stated in her letter that all the states are requested to pledge essential action accordingly in terms of classification of different zones such as red/orange/green zones, outlining of containment as well as buffer zones along with their notification.

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