All the 48 wards in Ahmedabad city are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic leaving no part of the city which is unaffected or free of the viral disease. As many as six wards of the city are marked as red zones and the rest 42 wards are marked as orange zones, as per the data from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
Considering the spread of COVID-19 in Gujarat’s capital, 72 percent of the total active cases are from the six wards which are labelled as red zones. These wards are located in two geographical zones – centre and south. The six wards most affected by the pandemic are – Jamalpur, Khadia, Shahpur, Dariyapur in the central zone and Danilimda and Behrampura in the south zone.
As quoted by a national daily, Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad, said, “We have been receiving queries from residents seeking information regarding which zones are red and orange zones. Based on the earlier announcement (of cluster containment) out of 48 wards, we have six wards as red zones and the remaining 42 are orange zones.” The civic body had declared the six wards as containment zones on April 25.
The zones have been divided as per the guidelines from the Centre. Those areas where a lot of cases have surfaced from one place further leading to high infection rate were marked red zones and those areas where the cases were scattered were marked orange zones, as per an official release by AMC.
The Commissioner added that the AMC has launched a campaign focusing on super spreaders like vegetable vendors, persons working at grocery stores, medical stores, petrol pumps and involved in door to door garbage collection.