The public is facing hardship with conspicuous restrictions were put in place by state governments said Rajkumar Singh, a resident of Noida, one of the hotspots declared in the UP.
The Kejriwal government in Delhi and Yogi government in UP has declared several areas as hotspots considering the spike in cases and to prevent further widespread.
An official from UP said the localities where the positive cases of Covid19 were found in the past have been announced as hotspots regardless of the whole area has been sealed off. However, the Delhi government has shortlisted 25 hotspots (List Below) that were stated to be sealed off in the Union Territory. The other places the lockdown will continue as before.
The coronavirus task force has identified hotspots in Uttar Pradesh includes 22 clumps in Agra, 13 in Ghaziabad, 12 each in Kanpur and area of Noida – Gautam Buddh Nagar, seven in Meerut and four each in Sahanaranpur, Maharajganj and spiritual capital of India Varanasi. Also three spots in Shamli, Basti, Firozabad and in the Bulandshahr which is on the outskirts of the NCR. Capital of UP, Lucknow has eight major and four minor coronavirus clumps. Sujit Pandey Commissioner of Police, Lucknow said that till the morning of 15th April all hotspots have been sealed with barricading and all establishments remain closed with media entry is too restricted.
As compared to the area which is under lockdown still, the restrictions in the sealed-off area will be tighter in those hotspots.
Until now, people were allowed to go out to buy groceries, milk and other essential items but after sealing off, that won’t be possible. With this decision, state governments have ensured the citizens of the door to door delivery of day to day necessities things.
So the life in these hotspots zone has been so far?
Citizens have been facing many issues due to the stricter restrictions put in place to prevent coronavirus spread in hotspots any further, resident of housing society declared as hotspots in Agra said.
After the family of five members found positive of the Covid19 virus, on 8th April the area was sealed off the 25year old boy from Agra Kishorpura mentioned.
With this, the whole family members were taken to nearer coronavirus medical institution SN Medical College and were admitted. The whole area was then sanitized, and the streets closed off with two constables stationed outside keeping an eye off the movement of locals, he said.
The resident mentioned the to pick up the family the paramedics team with ambulance came, and nobody was allowed to look. Then the squad from the fire station came and sanitized the house from outside with a fire brigade vehicle. Later, the patrolling of police has been escalated.
From this point the problem started for locals, he added.
There’s no strong mechanism in place to take place for people’s daily use purchases. The helpline number provided by the administration for helping in grocery deliveries stays engaged. He said ‘facility like mobile van should be arranged that provides essential items need of all with keeping social distance’.
Here’s a list of dos and don’ts in COVID-19 sealed hotspot areas:
> Day to Day items can be ordered at home.
> Government or Private Ambulances with special permission are allowed to commute in hotspots for emergency cases.
> Authorities should undertake door-to-door monitoring efficiently and sanitization efforts.
> Residents not allowed to move in or out of these areas.
> Residents cannot go out of their houses for buying groceries or medicine.
> All entry and exits to the areas will remain closed.
Check is your area listed in 25 hotspots of 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. Shahjahanabad society, plot no 1, Sector 11, Dwarka
4. Sadar Bazar zone
5. Shashtri Market in JJ Colony (South Campus)
6. Dinpur Village
7. Markaz Masjid and Nizamuddin Basti
8. Nizamuddin West (G and D block) areas
9. Nizamuddin Dargah
10. B Block, Jahangirpuri
11. H. No 141 to H. No 180, Gali No. 14, Kalyanpuri Delhi
12. Mansara Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi
13. 3 Galis of Khichirpur including Gali containing H. No. 5/387 Khichirpur, Delhi
14. Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar, Delhi 110092.
15. Vardhaman Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Extension, Delhi
16. Mayurdhwaj Apartments, I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi
17. Gali no. 4, from H. No. J- 3/115 ( Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J- 3/108( towards Anar Wali Masjid 20. Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension, Delhi
18. Gali No. 4, from H. No J- 3/101 to H. No. J – 3/107 Krishan Kunj Extension Delhi.
19. Gali No. 5, A Block ( From H No. A- 176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar Delhi 110092.
20. J & K, L and H pockets, Dilshad Garden
21. B1/2 block in Paschim Vihar
22. F-70 to F-90 block, Dilshad Colony
23. Pratap Khand, Jhilmil Colony
24. Bengali Market
25. Nizamuddin Basti
(With Input PTI)