GoI launches “Containment Plan for Large Outbreaks”

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News: The government of India has released a containment plan for large outbreaks. The plan is based on the Bhilwara model — Rajasthan government’s strategy in the Bhilwara district, which is a Covid-19 hotspot.

Facts:

  • Geographical areas will be quarantined under this model.
  • The Disaster Management Act of 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 can be used to implement the model. 
  • CrPc and IPC sections can be used to book violators.
  • People will be checked for influenza-like symptoms. They will be monitored actively and tested. Labs will give results in 12 to 24 hours. 
  • All healthcare workers should use hydroxychloroquine as prophylactic.
  • If there are no cases for four weeks, normalcy can be declared.