As the country is battling the deadly ‘COVID-19‘ Delhi government looks to have got some success. The ‘Dilshad Garden‘ area in North East Delhi has been declared ‘Coronavirus free’ by the government. The area was notified as one of the 10 hotspots in the country last month.
No new case had been reported in the area for the past 10 days, informed the government. The first of the cases in the area was of a 38 years old woman who returned from Saudi Arabia. She was linked to several others, including a mohalla clinic doctor, testing positive. The success has come as a part of the Delhi government’s ‘Operation SHIELD’.
As a part of the operation, most parts of the area were completely sealed off, much like the 26 ‘containment zones’. “123 medical teams screened more than 15,000 people living in 4,032 houses in Dilshad Garden. Thousands of people were quarantined and tests were done“, informed Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain. ‘Dilshad Garden’ is the example of the successful implementation of Operation SHIELD said, Jain. Entry points to the area were sealed. People and vehicles were barred from leaving or entering the area.
The screening and tracking process, however, is still not over, and the area continues to remain sealed. Once the government receives the antibody testing kits that have been ordered, it will start random testing in the area.