In view of rising Covid-19 cases in the country, The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday extended the existing Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment till March 31.
According to the statement, the MHA has asked the states and Union Territories to speed up the coronavirus vaccination drive so as to break the chain of transmission and overcome the pandemic.
The Centre has also advised taking strict containment measures followed within the containment zones. 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 (SOPs) prescribed in respect of various permitted activities followed scrupulously, the home ministry said.
Therefore, the focussed approach on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the guidelines and SOPs, as envisaged in the guidelines issued on January 27 need to be enforced strictly by states and union territories, it added.