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Delhi govt. launched Operation SHIELD to contain COVID-19 pandemic
Delhi govt. launched Operation SHIELD to contain COVID-19 pandemic

People who are living in containment areas have been directed to cooperate in implementing Operation SHIELD.

10 April 2020 Current Affairs:The Delhi government launched 'Operation SHIELD' in 21 containment zones in the state. The announcement was made by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. 

Operation SHIELD:
♦ Operation SHIELD aims to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
♦ People who are living in containment areas have been directed to cooperate in implementing Operation SHIELD.
S-Sealing of area
The government sealed the area immediately and its surroundings after geographical marking following positive cases there.
H-Home quarantine
As a second move of the operation, people in the sealed areas will be kept under Home quarantine.
I-Isolation of infected patients
The Delhi government will isolate the COVID-19 infected people and keep them monitored at the isolation centre 
E-Essential services ensured
Under the operation, the government ensures the home-delivery of essential items.
L-Local sanitization
In this fifth step, the government will sanitize the select areas by the local authorities
D- Door to door survey
♦ In the last step, the government will check door-to-door houses to ascertain whether anybody in containment has a cough or any other symptoms of COVID-19.
♦ The Delhi government has made it compulsory for people to wear masks while stepping out of their houses.
♦ Under the operation, the people who misbehave with the healthcare personnel will be punished. The operation by the government is a strict measure to protect them and others from COVID-19.