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    After the steep rise of Corona positive cases in Vadodara the district administration plans a proactive strategy to tame the virus before its attack. The city is divided into four zones under important strategies of zoning, screening and sampling. The zones are keep as dynamic as some areas might changes to other zones after daily assessment by the teams.

    Vadodara witness around 42 cases in two days after mass sampling collection in Nagarwada area which falls into critical red zone. To contain the virus the district administration put Nagarwada and Tandalja areas into red zone and after the rise in positive cases took the decision to divide the city in four zones as a proactive step to fight COVID 19.

    Gujarat government OSD Dr. Vinod Rao and Municipal Commissioner gives details about the proactive planning to save the people from getting infected with the virus.

    “We plan the proactive strategy with an aim to tame the Corona before it strikes. We divide the city in four zones and identifies the areas and includes them in particular zones. Nagarwada and Tandalja are already in red zone and 100% Surveillance is completed in the areas by the health teams which includes collection of samples. Bawanchawl, Mogalwada, Yakutpura, Bahar Colony, Dudhwala Mohalla, some areas of Navapura, Meman Colony, Tandalja village and Kali Talawadi areas included in Orange zone which also called as suspected zone. The Yellow zone or protected zone includes Fatepura, Kishenwadi, Ektanagar, Ramdev Nagar, Soma Talav, Adarsh Nagar (Tarsali), Anupam Nagar (Zavernagar), Ghagretia, Kumbherwada (Lalbaug), Navayard D Cabin areas. The other areas included in green zone or self surveillance areas,” said Dr. Rao.

    Rao said the division is dynamic as areas might be goes to other zones based on daily assessment by the teams. The strategy is zoning, screening and sampling to fight the Corona crisis. The teams will be strategically deployed in the areas and third party will be done for the safety protocol. A task force is formed of Specialist private doctors, epidemiologist for guidance and help. Sub group is formed for the frontline staff to look after about their safety and training during the work.

    As far as samples is concerned 40% is for red zone, 20% each for Orange and Yellow zones and remaining will be done in the Green Zone. Dr. Rao said daily surveillance will be done in the areas and assessment reports will be send to City Command Center which now operates as COVID 19 war centre. The officials will monitor the whole city through CCTV cameras from the centre.

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