New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) At least 35 people from a containment zone in Delhi’s Tughlakabad Extension were tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said on Sunday.

The administration sealed Gali Numbers 26, 26B, 27 and 27B, Tughlakabad Extension in the South-East district on Friday after three people were found having the infection.

According to official sources, samples of close to 100 people in the area were tested after the COVID patients were found.

“At least 35 people have been tested positive in the containment zone,” authorities said.

According to DCP South-East R.P. Meena, adjoining areas have been sealed for the time being.

“On Sunday, 35 new coronavirus positive cases were found. Three were found three days back in the area. Some more adjoining areas have been sealed for the time being,” Meena told IANS.

So far about 1,900 coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi with 43 deaths. While 207 people have recovered, 1,643 cases are active as on Sunday morning.

About 80 containment zones have been formed across the city after cases were found in localities. Amid the current situation of increasing cases, the Delhi government has decided to not relax the lockdown from Monday, as directed by the Centre.

–IANS

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