Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launches ‘Operation SHIELD’ To Fight Coronavirus 

New Delhi: The game of one upmanship between the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government and the Central Government seems to be never-ending even in times of a crisis. 

Close on the heels of the Tablighi Markaz fiasco and the blame game thereafter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his administration was starting “Operation SHIELD” in the capital city to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

“SHIELD” will stand for “Sealing, Home Quarantine, Isolation and Tracking, Essential Supply, Local Sanitisation and Door-To-Door Checking. It will be enforced in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of COVID-19 cases, “ said Kejriwal.

“21 areas have been identified as containment zones in Delhi. These areas have been sealed. People are not being allowed to enter or exit from these areas. All people in these areas will be under home quarantine. They will not be allowed to leave their homes. Coronavirus positive cases in these areas will be isolated and people they came in contact with will be traced,” Kejriwal added.

With the area under total lockdown, essential supplies will be delivered to homes. The government will conduct rigorous sanitisation of the locality.

“Under door-to-door checking, each home will be visited by medical professionals to check if anyone has COVID-19 symptoms,” the Chief Minister said.

Earlier this week, the Chief Minister had announced the ‘5 T” plan of “testing, tracing, treatment, team-work and tracking and monitoring”.


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