New Delhi: The government has developed a containment plan as groups presenting a high risk of increased prevalence of COVID-19 cases in several states such as Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, and Telangana as well as Delhi and Dakhil.
The strategy of containing the cluster will be to contain the disease in a specific geographical area by early detection of cases, breaking the chain of transmission and thus preventing its spread to new regions.
Noting that local transmission will lead to grouping cases in time and place, epidemiologically linked to the travel-related situation or the positive situation that has links to the travel-related situation, the Ministry of Health has developed the plan.
With 211 provinces reporting cases of COVID-19, the ministry said, the risk of further proliferation remains very high.
India will pursue a strategic approach to potential scenarios – travel-related cases have been reported in India, local transmission of COVID-19, outbreaks of large containable diseases, and widespread community outbreaks of COVID-19, and India becomes endemic to COVID-19, the ministry said.
As per the document, Containment of major disease outbreaks throughout a geographical quarantine strategy needs an approximately absolute trouble of the movement of people to and from a relatively large specific area where there is one large outbreak or multiple foci of local transmission” from COVID-19.
In general terms, it is a monument erected about the focus of infection. The geographical quarantine should be applicable to these areas reporting significant outbreaks and / or multiple groups of COVID-19 scattered over multiple blocks in one or more adjacent areas,” he said.
The document confirmed that the cluster containment strategy will comprise geographical quarantine, social divergence measures, superior active monitoring, testing of all so-called cases, isolation of cases, quarantine on connections, as well as risk communication to educate the public about preventive public health measures.
Regarding the evidence for the implementation of geographical quarantine, the document said, “The current geographical distribution of COVID-19 mimics the distribution of the pandemic H1N1 influenza.”
This indicates that while the prevalence of COVID-19 among our population may be high, it is unlikely to uniformly affect all parts of the country, the ministry said, stressing this calls for a differential approach to different regions of the country while installing a containment effort. Strong in hotspots.