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COVID-19: Containment zones in Delhi goes past 2,700

The number of containment zones in the national capital has gone past 2,700 with increase in tests to detect coronavirus infection, according to official data.

According to revenue department data, the number of containment zones had gone up to 2,707 by Sunday.

The number went up from 1,751 on September 17 to over 2,000 on September 24.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said last week that the increase in the number of containment zones is a part of Delhi’s strategy to tackle the spread of the virus.

“We tripled the number of tests and those who tested positive were isolated in small zones to contain the spread. We knew we would have to do it aggressively for two to four weeks and we are seeing positive results now as the cases are declining,” he had said last week.– PTI

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