With the state capital seeing a major spike in Covid-19 cases, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has identified 11 micro containment zones. According to sources, the process of containment will start on January 3.
The city civic body has also decided to reopen safe homes in the city from next week.
Over the past week, Kolkata has seen a surge in cases. While the cases stood at 382 on December 28, the number shot up to 540 on December 29, doubled to 1,090 on December 30 before touching 1,954 on New Year’s Eve.
Chairing a recent administrative meeting in South 24 Parganas, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state government was reviewing the situation and micro containment zones were likely to be identified soon.
On Friday, Mayor Firhad Hakim presided over a meeting of the KMC that was also attended by MMIC (health) Atin Ghosh. Officers of Kolkata Police were also present at the meeting.
“At the meeting, we were told not to leave any stone unturned with regard to Covid preparedness as the situation is likely to get worse,” said a senior KMC official.