7 new containment zones come up in Steel City | Ranchi News

Jamshedpur: East Singhbhum authorities have increased the number of containment zones in the district with the surge in Covid-19 cases. On Sunday, seven such zones came up in Jamshdepur alone. There are now 16 zones in the district which has reported 105 total coronavirus cases so far. The city also saw the highest single-day surge of 43 cases on Saturday.
Two of the containment zones here are set up in Purana Basti in Jugsalai and Daigutu in Mango where two migrants in home quarantine tested positive. In Jugsalai, a migrant coming back from Kolkata on May 20 tested positive and the other, who returned to Mango from Mumbai on May 22, was also found infected.
District civil surgeon Maheshwar Prasad said, “The 16 containment zones in the district so far have come up in residential areas as the positive cases are mostly detected among those who are in home quarantine.”
Officials said two more zones are set up Telco area, where an elderly man, a resident of Prakashnagar, and a priest from N-Type quarter area tested positive. The Prakashnagar resident tested positive after he visited the Tata-run hospital here for non-Covid related treatment on May 21. The priest arrived from Ranchi on May 20 and tested positive on May 29. While he has been shifted to Rims in Ranchi, his wife and daughter have been shifted to institutional quarantine.
Three other containment zones are in Birsanagar, Barinagar (Telco) and Barigora (Pursudih).
District health authorities have deployed volunteers in the new containment zones to provide essential items to the residents. Besides, police are also posted at newly set up check points to prevent movement of people.

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