Because the prolonged lockdown nears an finish on Could 3, the well being ministry has finalised the checklist of containment zones and divided the states and districts into completely different classes in keeping with the coronavirus state of affairs in these areas.
Consulting the state governments and the chief secretaries of the states, the well being ministry has determined to place all metro cities, together with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, within the Pink Zone. The Pink Zone cities additionally embody Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
The demarcation will assist the federal government to finalise the lockdown exit plan following Could Three and whether or not will probably be prolonged in some areas or the blanket ban on actions will proceed.
The districts have been divided into three classes Pink Zone, Orange Zone and Inexperienced Zone.
How the Well being Ministry has divided the states into completely different classes:
1. All districts of Delhi have been categorized as Pink Zone whereas Maharashtra has the utmost variety of Pink Zone districts amongst all states.
2. Primarily based on multi-factorial data, together with the incidence of circumstances, doubling price, extent of testing and surveillance suggestions, Ministry of Well being has launched the district-wise checklist of containment zones.
3. As per the brand new classification, a district shall be thought of a Inexperienced Zone if there aren’t any confirmed circumstances up to now or no reported case within the final 21 days (as an alternative of 28 days).
Union Well being Secry Preeti Sudan writes to Chief Secys of all states/UTs, designating dists throughout all states/UTs as Pink, Orange & Inexperienced Zones.
Since restoration charges have gone up, distritcs are actually being designated throughout varied zones duly broad-basing the standards: Preeti Sudan pic.twitter.com/WjVZPJXl5q
— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2020
4. As per this contemporary checklist for the week after May3, 130 districts have been categorised within the Pink Zone, 284 within the Orange Zone and 319 in Inexperienced Zone.
5. All Metro cities, together with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad have been demarcated as Pink Zone. All metros to stay in Pink Zone even after Could 3.
6. With Maharashtra crossing 10,000 coronavirus circumstances, the very best within the nation, 14 districts have been named as purple zones.
7. In Delhi 11 districts, 12 districts in Tamil Nadu, 19 districts in Uttar Pradesh, 10 districts in West Bengal, 9 every in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and eight districts in Rajasthan have been declared purple zones.
8. 20 districts in Bihar, 36 districts in UP, 24 districts in Tamil Nadu, 19 districts in Rajasthan, 15 in Punjab, 19 in Madhya Pradesh and 16 districts in Maharashtra fall underneath the Orange Zone class.
9. Assam has the utmost variety of Inexperienced Zone districts at 30.
10. 25 districts in Chhattisgarh, 25 districts in Arunachal, 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh, 21 in Odisha, 20 in UP and 10 in Uttarakhand have been declared Inexperienced Zone.
11. In Delhi, all 11 districts have been declared Pink Zone, whereas Gurugram is within the Orange Zone, however Faridabad is in Pink Zone. In UP, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Saharanpur, Meerut, Raibareili, Aligarh are in Pink Zone. Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bagpat, Shamli, Prayagraj fall underneath the orange class.
12. As per the Union Well being Ministry, after discipline suggestions and extra evaluation, the states can additional designate further purple or orange zones as applicable.
13. Authorities should demarcate a buffer zone across the containment zones.
The district-wise checklist of containment zones was mentioned and ready throughout a gathering known as by the Cupboard Secretary on Thursday with all state chief secretaries and secretaries of well being.
The report was finalised on Thursday based mostly on weekly evaluate conferences with all states.
India has up to now recorded over 33,000 coronavirus circumstances with over 1,000 deaths. Maharashtra has the very best variety of circumstances amongst all states with over 10,000 optimistic Covid-19 circumstances.