Government extends covid prevention guidelines till october-end with warning

New Delhi: In view of the local spread of the virus in some states and increasing infection of the disease, which continues to pose a public health challenge in India, the government today extended the nationwide corona virus prevention measures till the end of October. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, in a letter to chief secretaries of all states and union territories, has cautioned against the possibility of non-compliance of strict COVID-appropriate behavior during the upcoming festival, which could lead to a resurgence of cases.

Bhalla stressed that despite the decline in coronavirus cases, it is important to implement guidelines that allow regular festivities to be conducted in a cautious, safe and COVID-appropriate manner.

The Union Home Secretary said that the number of new cases of corona virus and the total number of Kovid-19 patients in India is decreasing continuously but the virus is still spreading locally in some states and Kovid-19 is a public health challenge in the country. made up. Extreme vigilance should be exercised with regard to mass gathering programs, so as to avoid any possibility of increase in COVID-19 cases.

The Union Home Secretary said that the States and UTs should regularly closely monitor the case positivity, hospital, ICU bed occupancy of every district under their jurisdiction.

“The concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations, keeping high positivity in their districts, should take proactive containment measures so as to effectively arrest the spike in cases and prevent the spread of transmission,” he said.

(with agency input)

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