New Delhi , Oct 28: In view of fight against Coronavirus, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended all the prevailing Covid-19 containment guidelines till November 30.
The Ministry has issued notifications in the afternoon in this connection.
Especially, to check the spread of coronavirus amidst the ongoing festival season the Ministry has issued standard operation procedures for the states.
The notification read, “In exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned hereby directs that the order of the MHA, dated 28th September, 2021, to ensure compliance with the prompt and effective containment measures for Covid-19, as conveyed vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), dated 21st September, 2021, will remain in force up to the 30th November, 2021.”
The central government earlier in September had asked states to continue with night curfews, weekend curfews and other restrictions to highlight that covid-19 is still not over and to influence adherence to COVID-appropriate behavior during the festival season.
Union Health Ministry also issued standard operating procedure to be followed during the festival season for containment of the coronavirus that may spread due to gatherings and crowds.
According to the Thursday bulletin of the union health ministry, at least 16,156 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The Active Caseload is presently at 1,60,989 which is lowest in 243 days.