Explainer: what is govt's strategy for a Covid-19 hotspot?

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Explainer: what is govt's strategy for a Covid-19 hotspot?

Apr 01, 2020 17:47 IST

Once the health agencies identify a disease hotspot, the area is put under effective monitoring and all the residents are asked to remain in home quarantine. The lockdown and social distancing measures are imposed without breach and those found violating are sent to govt’s quarantine facilities away from the hotspot. Residents with Covid-19 symptoms are asked to report to the health authorities which does contact tracing and rigorous testing. Suspects who test positive and have co-morbidity are quickly moved to special hospitals.

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