Covid-19: Delhi districts seek to step up testing and contact tracing | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Due to surge in Covid-19 cases, all 11 districts have started following the test, trace and treat policy to avoid a cluster of infections. On Monday, there were 501 new cases with a positivity rate of 7.72%.
“We are following the standard protocols set by the government. For now, we are obeying the ICMR protocol as the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) protocols were withdrawn earlier following a drop in Covid cases. -19,” a senior southern official said. East district.
A Southern District official said they have enough manpower to track down and track those who test positive now. The DDMA meeting scheduled for April 20 will likely bring more clarity in terms of managing the outbreak. “It is expected that new instructions and protocols will be established at that time,” the official said.
Last week, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that since the XE variant was not yet classified as a variant of concern by the WHO, there was no cause for concern. “We will take extra action for those returning from overseas if there is news of a new variant of the Union Department of Health. If a country is declared high risk, then there will be a separate protocol at the airport,” the Southern District official said. .
Monday’s health bulletin showed 623 containment zones, while Sunday there were 635. “We haven’t created any containment zones recently, but we have called a meeting on Tuesday to discuss measures to prevent the spread of the community. For the past few weeks, there was no need for containment zones. Now that the cases have increased, there is a chance of clustering. But we will not do micro-containment” , the Southeast District official said.