MHA asks States, UTs to follow national directives for Covid management strictly

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to consider the containment measures on basis of the assessment of the situation.

In an order, the MHA 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 April 25, 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 should be implemented with immediate effect after an assessment of the situation, the order stated.

The National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be strictly followed throughout the country.

The MHA order shall be effective till May 31, 2021.

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