09/04/2020 6:28 PM IST | Updated 09/04/2020 6:33 PM IST

Delhi Govt Announces 'Operation Shield' To Combat Coronavirus: Here's What That Means

Arvind Kejriwal said strict measures are being taken in containment zones to combat the spread of Covid-19.


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that 21 areas have been identified as containment zones in the national capital and strict measures are being taken to combat the spread of Covid-19

Containment, he explained, means shielding an area. ‘Operation Shield’, he said, stands for:

S: Sealing an area (no one can go in or out of this area)

H: Home quarantine 

I: Isolation and tracing (Isolate the positive cases and trace who they have come in contact with)

E: Essential supply (door-to-door delivery of essential supplies)

L: Local sanitisation (sanitising the entire area)

D: Door-to-door health check up

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier also said that “Nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas and the government will ensure delivery of essential items there.”

Read the list of hotspots in Delhi