The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has declared 14 new micro containment zones on Sunday. With this the number of micro containment zones in the city has gone up from 172 to 186. It has removed one from the list but some blocks of Mangalmurti Apartments in Naranpura continue to be a micro containment zone.
Of the total newly declared zones, five are in north west zone, four in east zone, two in south and west zone each and one in central zone.
This is the eighth time a micro containment zone list is being put out in the month of July and the ninth such list in the last two months (June-July). Media reports said that the rise in micro containment zones was also because the AMC was not taking any chances and declaring an area as a containment zone even if it had three to four cases.
The AMC in a statement said it has also begun door-to-door surveillance in the newly declared micro containment zones and has begun taking samples of those who have displayed COVID-19 symptoms.