What is Operation SHIELD?

Arwind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government launched Operation SHIELD to combat and to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus. Also, check the complete list of COVID-19 hotspots in Delhi.
Operation SHIELD
Operation SHIELD

As the number of cases in India is increasing rapidly, several parts in the country have been recognised as hotspots and are sealed. On April 9, Arwind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government announced Operation SHIELD to combat the highly contagious virus. The Operation will be carried out in 21 areas of Delhi to contain the spread of the novel virus. We have also mentioned below the complete list of COVID-19 hotspots in Delhi. 

What is Operation SHIELD?

Arwind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government launched this operation to seal the contaminated areas, tracing and home quarantining the suspected cases, ensuring doorstep deliveries of essential supplies, sanitising the contaminated areas and conducting door to door health checks to combat the coronavirus disease. 

What is the difference between a lockdown and sealed?

A detailed description of the term SHIELD:

S for Sealing: Sealing the contaminated areas based on risk factors and spread of the disease. 
H for Home quarantine: After sealing the areas, the next step is to home quarantine all the people living in the contaminated areas. 
I for Isolation and tracing: The third stage refers to tracing the first and second contacts of the COVID-19 hit patients and later on isolating them to contain its spread. 
E for Essential supply: Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has ensured that all the essential items will be delivered in the areas declared as hotspots. 
L for Local sanitisation: After tracing and isolating the positive COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Government will sanitise the areas. 
D for Door-to-door health checks: In the last stage of this Operation, the Delhi Government will conduct door-to-door checkups to ensure that no one has developed symptoms over this period. 

Sealed Areas in Delhi

Certain areas in Delhi have been identified as hotspots and have been sealed by the Delhi Government. The list of the sealed areas is mentioned below:

1- The Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar.

2- The Entire affected street of Gali No 5, 6 & 7, L 1 Sangam Vihar.

3- The affected area around H. No.A-176, Deoli Extension.

4- Shop No J-4/49, Khirki Extension, Khirki Village, New Delhi.

5- Jain Mohalla, Pandit Mohalla from Epic Centre 715, Chirag Delhi.

6- Boundary start from B-4/200 and cover the whole locality till backside of Humayun lane includes, Ashiana complex and B-4/206 Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi.

7- House no. 50, Hauz Rani, New Delhi from Mother Dairy to back corner of Raja Ram Mohan School, Hauz Rani, New Delhi.

8- The entire affected area around house number 859/20, L-II, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi.

9- House no. 153/B, 4th floor, Savitri Nagar, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi.

10- Shahjahanabad society, plot no 1, Sector 11, Dwarka.

11- Dinpur Village.

12- Gali No. 5 & 5A, H-2 Block, Bengali Colony, Mahavir Enclave.

13- C-2, Block, Janakpuri, Kothi No- 119.

14- Markaz Masjid and Nizamuddin Basti.

15- Nizamuddin West, G and D block. 

16- Area of Gali No. 18 to 22 of Zakir Nagar, the nearby area of Abu Bakar Masjid of Zakir Nagar 10 (Core) rest of Zakir Nagar as Buffer Zone.

17- H. No. 811 to 829 and 842 to 835 - Khadda Colony, Jaitpur, Extension, Part-II.

18- H. No. 1144 to 1134 and 618 to 623 - Khadda Colony, Jaitpur, Extension, Part-II.

19- Gali No. 16, Kachhi Colony, Madanpur Khadar, Extension, Delhi.

20- Mehela Mohalla, Madanpur Khadar, Delhi.

21- H-Block, Near Umra Masjid, Abu Fazal Enclave

22- E-Block, Abu Fazal Enclave, Delhi.

23- H No. 97 to 107 and H. No. 120-127 Kailash Hills, East of Kailash.

24- E-Block (E-284 to E-294) East of Kailash, Delhi.

25- H. No. 53 to 55 & 25, Shera Mohalla, Garhi, East of Kailash.

26- Gali no. 1,2 &3, block D, Sangam Vihar, house no 112B, Gali No. 2, New Delhi.

27- Entire Gali starting from house no. G-54 to F-107 & entire Gali starting from H. No. CN-854 to H. No. 137, Chhurriya Mohalla, Tughlakabad Village, Delhi.

28- Gali No. 6, A Block, Abu Fazal Enclave, Shaheen Bagh, Delhi. 

29- Gali No. 26 & 26B, H. No. 2056 to 2092 & Gali No 27 and 27B, H. No. 2063 to 2083, Tughlakabad Extension, Delhi

30- Entire Gali H. No. 48 to Chaupal, A block, Khizrabad, New Friends Colony, Delhi.

31- B-Block, Jhangirpuri. 

32- Gali No. 1 to 10 (1 to 1000) C-Block, Jhangirpuri.

33- 1100 Wali Gali (H. No. 1181-1200), 1200 Wali Gali (H. No. 1238-1268), 1300 Wali Gali (H. No. 1306-1331), H-3 Block, Jhangirpuri, Delhi.

34- G, H and I Block, Police Colony, Model Town, Delhi.

35- H. No. 716 to 785, H. No. 786 to 860, H. No. 861 to 950 K-Block, Jhangirpuri, Delhi.

36- H. No 141 to H. No 180, Gali No. 14, Kalyanpuri.

37- Mansara Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave.

38- 3 Galis of Khichripur including Gali containing H. No. 5/387 Khichripur.

39- Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar, Delhi.

40- Vardhaman Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Extension. 

41- Mayurdhwaj Apartments, I P Extension, Patparganj. 

42- Gali no. 4, from H. No. J- 3/115 (Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J- 3/108 (towards Anar wali Masjid Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension.

43- Gali No. 4, from H. No J- 3/101 to H. No. J - 3/107 Krishan Kunj Extension.

44- Gali No. 5, A Block ( From H No. A- 176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar.

45- E-Pocket, GTB Enclave.

46- J & K, L and H pockets Dilshad Garden; G, H, J, Blocks old Seemapuri.

47- F- 70 to 90 block, Dilshad Colony.

48- Pratap Khand, Jhilmil Colony. 

49- Gali No. 3, 4 and 5 East Ram Nagar, Shahdara. 

50- Shastri Market, including J.J. Cluster of South Moti Bagh

51- Bengali Market/ Babar Road adjoining area of Todarmal Road, Babar Lane and School Lane, New Delhi.

52- Israel Camp, Rangpuri Pahari, New Delhi and its adjoining Buffer Zone.

53- Budh Nagar, Inderpuri, New Delhi and its adjoining Buffer Zone.

54- Sadar Bazaar, Central District.

55- Chandni Mahal, Central District. 

56- Nabi Karim, Central District.

57- Balaji Apartment, Sant Nagar, Burari, Delhi.

58- Bara Hindu Rao Area, Delhi.

59- Nawab Ganj Area, Delhi.

60- Oberoi Apartments.

61- In and around the area of G-174, Capital Greens, DLF, Motinagar, New Delhi 110015.

62- In and around the area of B- 1/2, Paschim Vihar.

63- In and around the area of 11/3, 2nd Floor Ashok Nagar.

64- In and around the area of H. No. A-30, Mansarovar Garden.

65- In and around the area of A-1B/75A, Krishna Apartment, Pashchim Vihar, Delhi.

66- In and around the area of A-280, JJ Colony, Madipur.

67- In and around the area of 36/4, East Patel Nagar, Delhi.

68- In and around the area of C-105, Hari Nagar, New Delhi.

69- In and around the area of B-333, Hari Nagar, New Delhi.

70- In and around the area of C-785, Third Floor, Camp No 2, Nangloi, Delhi.

71- In and around the area of RZ-168, K2 Block, Nihal Vihar, Delhi.

72- In and around the area of G-1, 2nd floor, Mansarovar Garden, Delhi.

73- House number 62, Gali No. 4, B-Block, Shastri Park, Delhi.

74- E-51, Main Road, Shastri Park, Delhi & E-21, Gali No. 8, Shastri Park, Delhi.

75- T-606, Gali No. 18, Gautampuri, Delhi.

76- A-97, 98 and 99, Near Buland Masjid, Shastri Park, Delhi.

77- Plot No. 1294 in Theke Wali Gali opposite DC Office, Kapashera.

78- EA Block, Inderpuri


The above-mentioned areas have been identified as hotspots and have been sealed by the Delhi Government. In addition to this, the Delhi Government has advised all the people of Delhi to stay at home and made it compulsory for people to step out with masks on. 

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