India, Aug. 1 -- The Delhi government, in a three-day drive, has brought down the number of containment zones in the city by over 200, bringing relief to as many as 241,888 people from following stringent lockdown rules, revenue minister Kailash Gahlot said on Saturday.

The drive to restructure Delhi's containment zones was conducted between July 28 and July 30 to free up more localities, permit movement of more people and further boost the economy, the government said.

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The exercise involved redrawing the boundaries of containment zones to make them smaller. It could be a lane, a building or a larger area, depending on the contacts traced to the Covid patients and high-risk groups identified in the...