Ahmedabad: 46 Micro-Containment Zones Announced, Here's What You Need To Know

A passenger shows her ticket and identity card to a security personal at the airport in Ahmedabad on May 25, 2020.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Sunday identified 46 micro-containment zones as Gujarat reopens. There are a total of 14,160 houses and 69,624 residents in these micro-containment areas.

“Several areas of Ahmedabad city have been declared as micro-containment zones. Now, instead of bringing the entire ward of the municipal corporation under containment zone, small localities in each ward have been identified as micro-containment zones,” the AMC said in a statement, according to PTI.

Exit and entry points of these micro-containment zones will remain closed, and nobody residing there will be allowed to venture out for work or any other purpose, the AMC said. Only essential services are allowed in these zones between 7 am and 7 pm, it said, PTI reported.

The list of micro-containment zones will be “dynamic in nature and updated periodically,” the Gujarat government said on Sunday.

Till Sunday, Ahmedabad had reported 12,180 Covid-19 cases and 842 deaths. 

A senior AMC official told The Times of India that micro-containment means even if a person is associated with essential services, they will not be allowed to leave except for medical or other emergencies. 

Large societies that have shops within premises will be allowed to open, but for other residential societies, essential items will be provided at doorstep, the AMC official further told The Times of India.  

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