Slowing economic activity in India due to extended nationwide lockdown is a cause for concern, and yet, this is the only way of containing the virus and stopping its exponential growth. Thus, we need targeted containment and local implementation of strategies to stop the spread and reduce both the health and economic risks through zonal containment strategies.
Defining risk clusters based on calculated and projected risk factors.
Reducing and maintaining the effective reproduction number (Rt) to less than 1.5 within these clusters.
In our district dashboard we have tried to identify district-level clusters and identify risks based on
Number of active cases in the region along with number of active cases in the neighboring districts
Any likely superspreader events which are likely to happen due to imminent religious or socio-cultural gatherings; law and order outbreaks or a natural calamity
Existing public health capacity in the district and prevalence of chronic illnesses and comorbidities which will decide the case fatality ratio of the district.
1) Color code the clusters based on number of active cases and predicted risk.
2) Limit connectivity between clusters.
3) Update the response plan based on risk category of the cluster.
1) Implement community screening strategy for effective containment.
2) Design peer-to-peer tracing protocols for rapid identification of close contacts.
3) Isolate suspected and identified cases.
1) Mandate availability and compliance with masks and face coverings.
2) Limit superspreader events and ensuring compliance with social distancing.
3) Implement strict infection prevention and control protocols at care centers.
4) Enable a citizen-led response to the pandemic.
1) Establish telemedicine infrastructure and fever clinics.
2) Train additional health workforce and rapid response teams.
3) Enable resource sharing across care centers.
1) Protect the healthcare facilities and healthcare workers.
2) Protect the vulnerable population.
3) Frequently decontaminate and sterilize public spaces.
4) Establish effective water, sanitation and hygiene protocols.
1) Establish protocols for food, pharmaceuticals and other essential services.
2) Boost rural production and consumption.
3) Boost the small and medium manufacturing sector.