Ahead of festival season the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended all existing coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-related guidelines in the country by a month, till November 30.
“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 MHA order reads.
The Centre had asked all states and union territories to ensure there is no large gathering and that they take proactive measures to check the spread of coronavirus.
India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,42,31,809 with 16,156 more people testing positive, while the active cases declined to 1,60,989, the lowest in 243 days, according to Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 4,56,386 with 733 fresh fatalities including 622 from Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.