Hyderabad: Hyderabad is among the 13 cities that make up 70 percent of the COVID positive cases in the country
Other cities in the list include Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu).
Union Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with Municipal Commissioners, District Magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities including Hyderabad to review the situation.
Secretaries of all States and Union Territories concerned attended the meeting. These cities are considered to be the worst affected by the pandemic.
During the meeting, the measures and strategies taken by the municipal corporations for the management of COVID-19 cases were reviewed.
Highlights of this strategy include work on high-risk factors, indices such as confirmation rate, fatality rate, doubling rate, tests per million people, etc.
During the meeting, the Centre stressed that containment zones are to be geographically defined based on factors like mapping of cases and contacts and their geographical dispersion. This would enable in demarcating a well-defined perimeter and enforcing the strict protocol of lockdown.
Further, Municipal Corporations can also decide if residential colonies, mohallas, municipal wards or police-station areas, municipal zones, towns can be designated as containment zones, as required.
The administrations of the cities were also advised that areas should be appropriately defined