New Delhi| In order to implement the containment measures to fight against the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak in the country, Home Ministry has classified 170 hotspot districts in Red-Zone and 207 non-hotspot districts with clusters and non-infected districts as Green Zone.
Red Zones are the areas which has reported a large number of COVID-19 cases and having high growth rate in these numbers. These areas are contributing to more than 80 percent of cases in India and need to have focused attention. These 170 have been divided into two sub-categories: 123 with large outbreak and 47 with clusters.
Red hotspot areas can be turned into orange in 14 days if no new cases are reported during the duration and further a green zone if no positive cases are reported in next fourteen days. Mumbai, South Delhi, Indore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kasargod are top few districts where a large number of COVID-9 cases are reported.
The identification of hotspots has to be done on weekly bases and strict containment measures has to be implemented.