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Friday, 10 July 2020 1.03 PM IST

Kottayam, Kannur among 130 red zones designated by centre 

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NEW DELHI: The Centre has finalised the criteria for demarcation of different zones after May 3. While 130 districts in the country have been classified as red zone, 284 districts were designated as orange zone and 319 districts as green zone. Kottayam and Kannur districts were designated as Red zone in Kerala.

While Wayanad and Ernakulam have been designated as green zone, all the other 10 districts in the state will come under orange zone.

All four major metropolitans- Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai- have been classified as red zones. The other major cities that come under the red zone are Bengaluru, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Indore, Bhopal, Patna, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune and Nagpur.

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has written to Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories delineating the above classification. According to the health secretary, the classification is multifactorial and takes into consideration the incidence of cases, doubling rate, the extent of testing, and surveillance feedback to classify the districts. A district will be considered green zone if there are no confirmed cases so far or there is no reported case in the last 21 days in the district.

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