In the wake of rising coronavirus cases, the Chandigarh Administration has declared new containment zones to check the spread of COVID-19.
In a letter signed by UT Adviser Manoj Parida, the authority has been directed to continue the regular screening and monitoring of the areas by the medical teams.
The Municipal authorities have been asked to conduct frequent santization of the areas while the residents have been advised to strictly maintain social distancing norms, wear masks, and follow hand hygiene.
Likewise, a part of Sector-27 — House no. 2173 to 2178 and House no. 2157, 2158, and 2172 — have been removed from the containment zone.
According to the media bulletin issued by the Chandigarh Health Department, the total number of coronavirus cases in Chandigarh has increased to 10,726 out of which 137 COVID patients have died while 8,049 have been cured and discharged.
Chandigarh, on Wednesday, reported 180 new cases out of which 109 are male and 71 are females.
Likewise, a total of 255 patients were discharged, on Wednesday, including persons from home isolation who completed 10 days and are asymptomatic, as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
A total of 10 new deaths were reported from the Union Territory on Wednesday including a 46-year-old male from Mauli Jagran, a 53-year-old male from Sector 46, a 76-year-old male from Sector 21, a 75-year-old male from Sector 38, a 47-year-old male from Khuda Jassu, a 72-year-old male from Sector 47, an 82-year-old male, resident of Sector 15, a 60-year-old female from Sector 44, a 69-year-old female from Sector 40 and an 80-year-old male from Sector 36.