Need mini lockdowns to contain Covid surge: AIIMS Chief

New Delhi: The second Covid wave having taken the daily surge across the 1 lakh mark in a first in the country, Dr Randeep Guleria — chief of Delhi’s All-India Institute of Medical Sciences — today underscored the need for mini containment zones, which should work like areas under lockdown. Calling the situation “very worrying”, Dr Guleria, who is also a key member of the government’s Covid Task Force, told NDTV, “If we can’t have a complete lockdown, we need to have containment zones”.

Dr Guleria suggested that containment zones, introduced last year as the lockdown was phased out, be used again as a strategy to contain the virus.

The containment zones, he said, should be like “mini lockdown so people cannot go out and a lot of testing tracking and isolation should be going on in these areas. Everyone who are in close contact (of patients) should be tested aggressively”. (NDTV)

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