Karnataka: No hand-stamping, houses won’t be barricaded for ‘containment’ | Bengaluru News – Times of India
The revised order, which comes after many houses in Bengaluru were barricaded using tin sheets and drew severe criticism for putting at risk the lives of inmates, has barred hard barricading and hand-stamping of patients and their contacts in case of individual positive cases.
The authorities will paste a notice on the house of the infected, inform neighbours/RWA/apartment association, identify and test contacts and advise them strict quarantine. If more number of cases are reported from a specific area, then the containment zones will be bigger in size and cover the cluster of closely located Covid-19 patients.
Containment zones can turn normal if no cases in 14 days
A containment zone can return to normal only if no new Covid-19 cases are reported for 14 days. A village, city, district or state can be declared Covid-19 free 28 days after discharge of the last case from hospital/home isolation.
A 200-metre area around containment zones will be defined as buffer zone, where new cases could surface. The order prescribes physical distancing and active surveillance (every day) in containment and buffer zones (surveillance twice a week).