Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday said that it was removing 6 pockets of the Bapu Dham Colony from under the “Buffer Zone” category by lifting strict perimeter controls around those areas.
In an order signed by UT Adviser Manoj Parida, the administration has said that 6 pocket areas in the colony that were declared buffer zone in an order dated May 4, will no longer have the strict perimeter controls. However, the order said that the “regular screening and monitoring of the areas by medical teams will continue.”
The issue of coronavirus outbreak was studied and examined by a committee comprising Commissioner Municipal Corporation, District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police, Director Health Services, WHO representative. It was considered that the following pockets falling under the Buffer Zone of Bapu Dham colony, which have not suffered a single case of coronavirus till date.
The parts of the Bapu Dham colony that will be exempted from perimeter control include Pocket No. 2, 3, 9, 17, 18 and 19. It has also been stated that the order comes into immediate effect.
The death toll in Chandigarh increased to 5 after an 80-year-old female, a resident of Sector 30 was reported to be positive for nCoV after death. The patient was brought dead at GMSH sector 16 on Monday. According to the information, she had a history of fall on Monday with complaints of giddiness.