Kolkata: Micro-containment zones rise from 29 to 44
Times of India | 15 January 2022
KOLKATA: A day before the review on the possible extension of the stricter Covid measures, the twin cities of Kolkata and Bidhannmagar saw a major jump in micro-containment zones. This indicates that the government may continue with stricter restrictions for some more time due to the rise in Covid cases.
The number of micro-containment zones in Kolkata has gone up from 29 to 44, an increase of 15 more micro-containment zones. Similarly, micro-containment zones under the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation area have increased to 15. There are also four micro-containment zones in New Town. According to the revised list, there are now 125 micro-containment zones in North 24 Parganas.
With the new Covid cases being 22,645 on Friday and the positivity rate still hovering over 31%, the Nabanna officials are planning to continue with most of the existing restrictions.
The gated complexes formed the majority of these micro-containment zones. At least six addresses from Jodhpur Park and Lake Gardens made it to the new list. Similarly, Ganguly Bagan and Patuli are on the list for the first time during the third wave. A few addresses in Garfa, Kasba and Anandapur have also featured on the list. Diamond City West continues to be on the list too.
One new zone has come up in Salt Lake’s BJ Block. Around 1,500 fresh Covid cases are getting reported daily from the BMC area. New Town is recording around 500 to 600 daily cases. Panihati Municipality area tops the list in the district with 32 zones. Kamarhati Municipality has nine zones. While South Dum Dum Municipality has 14 zones, Barrackpore Municipality has 17 zones.