New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the alarming spike in coronavirus cases across the country, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments have sealed 20 and 104 COVID-19 hotspots respectively to contain the spread of the virus.

In Delhi, the 20 hotspots include parts of Sangam Vihar, Malviya Nagar and Jahangirpuri that have been notified as “containment areas”.

The Uttar Pradesh government announced that it would seal coronavirus disease (Covid-19) hotspots identified in 15 districts of the state till the end of the 21-day nationwide lockdown on April 14.

The districts where orders will be implemented are Agra, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Shamli, Meerut, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Kanpur, Basti, Ferozabad, Saharanpur, Maharajganj, and Sitapur. 

The move has left people with a flurry of questions like what is a “hotspot”, if their locality is identified as a hotspot and what restrictions are imposed in such areas.

What’s a COVID-19 hotspot

As per state government officials, areas in districts where six or more people have tested positive for coronavirus are identified as “hotspots”.

The area is earmarked based on assessment of risk factor, probability of high degree of virus spread and whether people are taking the lockdown seriously.

“It is a geographical area, which could be a mohalla or a colony or a sector, where the probability of community spread is high,” IG (Agra Range) A Satish Ganesh was quoted by Times of India as saying.

Restrictions in a hotspot

In effect, these localities would be under a curfew-like situation with the state government announcing the cancellation of all the passes issued to locals. All entry and exit points are barred to stop movement of people in and out of the area.

There would complete prohibition on the movement of people in these areas and the authorities would make arrangements for the doorstep delivery of all essential commodities, including food, milk, medicines.

These sealed localities would be sanitised and all the affected people and those coming in direct contact of the patients would be identified.

What’s prohibited

No movement of people in and out of the area

Visiting grocery and medicine stores also not allowed

Media not allowed in the area

What’s allowed

Groceries and other essentials ordered to homes

Ambulances with special permission in case of medical emergency

Rigorous door-to-door monitoring

Sanitisation of the area

Lists of hotspots in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad

Delhi

  1. Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
  2. Entire affected street of Gali No 6 , L 1 Sangam Vihar, New Delhi.
  3. Shahajahanabad society, plot no 1, Sector 11, Dwarka.
  4. Dinpur Village
  5. Markaz Masjid and Nizamuddin Basti
  6. Nizamuddin West (G and D block) areas.
  7. B Block Jhangirpuri.
  8. H. No 141 to H. No 180, Gali no. 14, Kalyanpuri Delhi
  9. Mansara Appartments , Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi
  10. 3 Galis of Khichirpur including Gali containing H. No. 5/387 Khichirpur Delhi
  11. Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar , Delhi 110092.
  12. VarDhaman Appartments , Mayur Vihar, Phase I , Extension, Delhi
  13. Mayurdhwaj Appartments , I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi
  14. Gali no. 4, from H. No. J- 3/115 ( Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J- 3/108( towards Anar wali Masjid Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension, Delhi
  15. Gali No. 4, from H. No J- 3/101 to H. No. J - 3/107 Krishan Kunj Extension Delhi.
  16. Gali No. 5, A Block ( From H No. A- 176 to A-189), WestVinod NagarDelhi 110092.
  17. J & K , L and H pockets Dilshad Garden
  18. G, H, J, Blocks old Seemapuri
  19. F- 70 to 90 block Dilshad Colony
  20. Pratap khand , Jhilmil Colony
  21. Manasarovar Garden in Rajouri Garden
  22. Jahangirpuri
  23. Deoli Extension
  24. Nabi Karim
  25. Zakir Nagar
  26. Chandni Mahal
  27. Sadar Bazaar, Central District
  28. Bengali Market, Babar Road, Todarmal Road, Babar lane and school lane
  29. Shastri Market and JJ cluster, South Moti Bagh
  30. Shashtri Market

Uttar Pradesh

According to the state’s Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi, a total of 104 hotspots spread across 81 police station in these districts have been identified, wherein a “complete lockdown” has been enforced from midnight on Wednesday.  

Agra had the highest number of hotspots at 22, followed by Ghaziabad with 13, and Lucknow, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Kanpur accounting for 12 hotspots each.

Gautam Buddh Nagar

  1. Sector 41, Noida
  2. Hyde Park Sector 78 Noida, Supertec Capetown Sector 74 Noida
  3. Lotus Boulevar, Sector 100, Noida
  4. Alpha-1 Greater Noida
  5. Nirala Green Shire Sector 02, Greater Noida and Patwari Village
  6. Logix Blossom County Sector 137 Noida, Paras Tierra, Sector 137, Noida and Wazipur village
  7. AS Dolce Zeta- 1 Greater Noida
  8. Ace Golf Shire Society, Sector 150, Noida
  9. Sector 27 and Sector 28
  10. Omicron 3, Sector 3, Greater Noida
  11. Mehak Residency, Achega, Greater Noida
  12. Jay Pee Wish Town, Sector 128
  13. Sector 44
  14. Village Vishnoi, Dadri
  15. Sector 37
  16. Village Ghodi Bacheda
  17. Stellar Mi Omicrom 3, Greater Noida
  18. Palm Olympia, Gaur City-2, Greater Noida West
  19. Sector 22, Chauda Village
  20. Grand Omaxe, Sector 93B
  21. Sector 5 and 8, JJ colony
  22. Designer Park, Sector 62

Ghaziabad

  1. Nandgram Nikat Masjid (Police Station: Sihani Gate)
  2. KDP Grand Savanna, Raj Nagar Extension (Police Station: Sihani Gate)
  3. Saviour Park Society, Mohan Nagar (Police Station: Sahibabad)
  4. B-77/G-5 Shalimar Garden Extension 2 (Police Station: Sahibabad)
  5. Pasonda (Police Station: Teela Mod)
  6. Oxy Homez, Bhopura (Police Station: Teela Mod)
  7. Vasundhara Sector-2B (Police Station: Indirapuram)
  8. Sector-6 Vaishali (Police Station: Indirapuram)
  9. Girnar Society, Kaushambi (Police Station: Kaushambi)
  10. Naipura Loni
  11. Masuri
  12. Khatu Shyam Colony, Duhai
  13. Covid-1 CHC, Muradnagar

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta