State asks dist admins KMC to identify local Covid hotspots as containment zones

  • | Wednesday | 16th June, 2021

Kolkata/New Delhi: For the first time during the second wave of Covid pandemic, the state government on Tuesday directed authorities of all districts and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to carry out strict surveillance by identifying local Covid hotspots as "containment" or "micro-containment zones" to further bring down the number of Covid cases in the state. "Norms of physical distancing and Covid appropriate behaviour must be strictly enforced in these areas," the order reads. The Covid positivity rate in the state has dropped to 6 per cent at present. The ministry also said prior booking and pre-online registration were not mandatory for Covid vaccination. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,77,031 with 2,726 fresh deaths, as the case fatality rate increased to 1.28 per cent.

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