The Union Home Ministry while extending guideline directives till May 31 has asked to strictly follow containment measures suggested by the Health Ministry this month.
In an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to consider the containment measures, as had been conveyed in the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), dated 25.4.2021, for immediate implementation based on the assessment of the situation. It asked the States and UTs to implement the necessary containment measures, under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005.
MoHFW, in their advisory dated 25.4.2021, had asked the States and UTs to identify districts where either the tests positivity had been more than 10 percent or more in the last one week; or, where bed occupancy was more than 60 percent; districts fulfilling any of the above two criteria should be considered for taking intensive and local containment measures.
The implementation framework for community containment/ large containment areas, as advised by MoHFW, has also been enclosed with the MHA order.
The National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be strictly followed throughout the country.
The MHA order shall be effective till 31.5.2021.
India on the ninth consecutive day broke its own record again by as over 3.8 lakh new cases were registered setting a new record again touching the peak of new cases along with 3,498 patients succumbed to death due to the deadly virus in last 24 hours.
Indiaâ€™s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,53,84,418 today. The National Recovery Rate is 81.99%. With highest 2,97,540 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.