Covid-19: What is a hotspot? What can and cant be done in a hotspot?

Ghughuti Bulletin

The Uttar Pradesh and Delhi government have sealed various districts to identify Covid-19
hotspot areas to curb the spread of virus. Curfew-like measures will be implemented in these hotspot areas while normal lockdown measures will be in place in other areas.

How do you define a coronavirus hotspot?
coronavirus hotspot is an area in a district where six or more people have been tested positive of coronavirus infection. The area is earmarked based on probability of high degree of spread and people’s response to the call for home stay.

What is not allowed in a hotspot area?
The people would not be allowed to enter or exit from the hotspot area. No one will be allowed to step out even for grocery or medicine. The government will ensure doorstep delivery of food, medicine and other essential items. Media is also not allowed to enter the hotspot areas.

What is allowed in a hotspot area?
The govt will ensure rigorous door-to-door monitoring to contain the spread of coronavirus. People can order doorstep delivery of grocery and other essential items. Ambulances with special permission are allowed to enter or exit the hotspot area in case of medical emergency. The govt will also do sanitisation of the hotspot areas.

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