government on Tuesday decided to expand the areas under
and impose tougher restrictions from July 9 to stem the relentless spike in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said.
The containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a “broad-based” containment zone where total lockdown will be imposed from 5 pm on Thursday.
Local authorities will try and arrange home delivery of essential commodities for the residents of these areas, he said.
More on Covid-19“These broader containment zones may be subjected to strict lockdown and all offices, government and private, all non-essential activities, congregations, transportations and all marketing, industrial and trading activities