Kolkata: Green zones start turning into hotspots& |  Photo Credit: PTI
- COVID-19 cases have been rising all over India, with Kolkata being no exception
- The past few days have seen some green zones in the city turn into hotspots
- Kolkata now has over 1000 containment zones in the city
There just doesn’t seem to be a way to control the way Coronavirus is spreading in the country at the moment. With the overall tally of confirmed cases nearing 3,00,000 across India, governments and authorities are getting more and more worried. As far as Kolkata is concerned, the city itself now has over 1000 containment zones, with the overall tally of patients nearly touching 9,000 cases. The situation has been such that now some of the green zones have turned into hotspots.
As per the latest update from Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), Salt Lake and New Town, which were earlier green zones, have seen a sudden spike in cases. The number of cases has been rising in a manner that the two regions are now being categorised as hotspots.
The number of fresh cases is on the rise in such a manner that green zone regions have now become COVID-19 hotspots. While earlier, the entire locality used to be cordoned off when cases emerged, now only the buildings of societies are being contained using barricades and fences.
In Salt Lake, Wards 30 and 31 which were earlier green zones have seen a rapid rise in cases and have now become hotspots.
The Ward 30 has seen cases come from AH Block, Sarat Abason, AG Block and Baisakhi Abason while Ward 31 recently saw two cases from BE and BF blocks.
Localities in BA, FC, FD and parts of Duttabad and Laboni in wards 33, 35, 38, 39 and 40 have also seen fresh cases come in the past few days.
Rajarhat, meanwhile, has become a headache for the authorities with a drastic rise in the number of positive cases. As many as 30 cases were recorded in Baguiati, Tegharia, Raghunathpur, Narayanpur and Kaikhali in just one day.
Civic officials are of the opinion that the rapid rise is due to the return of several migrant workers in the city after the government decided to lift lockdown restrictions in order to get the economic activities back on track.