MHA extends guidelines on Covid-19 till March-end

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NEW DELHI: The home ministry on Friday extended the validity of existing guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution against Covid-19 to March 31.
In a statement, the MHA said while there has been a substantial decline in active and new Covid cases, there is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution to overcome the pandemic.
The states have also been advised to speed up vaccination of the target population so as to break the chain of transmission.
This came even as Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla in a tweet said he had met Amit Shah on Friday to apprise him of the vaccine rollout.
The MHA statement stated: “Accordingly, containment zones continue to be demarcated carefully; prescribed containment measures strictly followed within these zones; Covid-appropriate behaviour promoted and strictly enforced; and the standard operating procedures prescribed in respect of various permitted activities followed scrupulously.”
Home secretary Ajay Bhalla, in a letter to all state administrations sent on Friday, said all activities have been permitted, subject to SOPs issued by respective administrative ministries/departments as well SOPs to be issued by states.

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