By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 28, Feb 2021, 15:49 pm IST | UPDATED: 03, Mar 2021, 20:46 pm IST
Gurgaon: An apartment complex in the city was detected and declared as a Coronavirus containment zone after test results of 20 residents turned out to be positive.
The apartment complex is in Gurgaon's Sector 67. Samples were taken from residents after three people tested positive for Covid-19. When the results came, 20 more were found positive, district health department officer J Prakash told news agency ANI.
"First, three cases were reported, after which a testing camp was set up. Some 20 people turned out positive, so we declared it as a containment zone. More tests are being conducted," Prakash was quoted as saying.
Recently, the Health Ministry stated that 89.57 percent of the new cases are from seven states, these are Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.
The surge in Coronavirus cases is being seen as a challenge as India's vaccination drive enters phase 2 wherein people above the age of 60 years and those aged 45 years with comorbidities are set to receive the Covid-19 vaccine jab.
The Union government has formed high-level multi-disciplinary teams and deputed them to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir (UT) to determine the reasons behind the surge in new Coronavirus cases.
These teams will also coordinate with the state health departments in carrying out control and containment measures. (With Agency Inputs)