Gurugram may soon go under a 10-days lockdown

Gurugram may go for another round of lockdown to check the rapid spread of coronavirus. The Haryana government is evaluating options of a limited 10-days lockdown in the millennium city.

The government felt the need to step up the containment measures in the city. During the review visit of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to Gurugram last week, he emphasized on beefing up the measures to trace and check the spread of COVID19 virus. Manohar Lal Khattar said that the decision to open the malls and start the city bus service can only be taken once the coronavirus spread is checked.

Sources say that the government is considering a cluster-based lockdown to cover red zones or the containment zones. The government is also considering rapid testing in these clusters. In that scenario, markets like Sadar Bazar could be shut down and the radius of containment zones could be increased so that more people there can be tested. The Haryana Government has already approved the Rapid Antigen Testing in the state.

The state government projections suggest that the number of Covid-19 cases in Gurugram could touch 35,000 by the end of June, 1.5 lakh by the end of July, and 2.5 lakh by the end of August.

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