Coronavirus India: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday extended the existing COVID-19 Guidelines regarding surveillance, containment, and caution.
There has been a substantial decline in the active and new coronavirus cases in India. Thus, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that there was a need to maintain surveillance, containment, and caution to fully overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore, the States and Union Territories, through COVID-19 guidelines by MHA, have been advised to speed up the vaccination of the target population so as to break the chain of transmission and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Likewise, the Containment Zones continue to be demarcated carefully; prescribed containment measures strictly followed within these zones.
The COVID-appropriate behaviour promoted and strictly enforced, the MHA stated, adding that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed in respect of various permitted activities followed scrupulously.
Hence, the States and UTs have been asked to ensure a focussed approach on surveillance, containment, and strict observance of the guidelines and SOPs, as envisaged in the Guidelines issued on January 27.
It stated that it needs to be enforced strictly by States and Union Territories.