MHA issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines, says need to be vigilant as new variant emerging in UK

New guidelines to be in force until end of January

MHA issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines, says need to be vigilant as new variant emerging in UK

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 28

Extending exiting COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution till January 31, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a new order today said, while there has been a continuous decline in the active and new cases of infection, there is need to continues with the measures, keeping in view the surge in cases globally and emergence of a new variant of the virus in the United Kingdom (UK).

The Ministry in its fresh order said, “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”.

Therefore, the focused approach on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the guidelines/SOPs issued by MHA and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), “as envisaged in the Guidelines issued on November 252020 need to be enforced strictly by States and UTs”, it said.

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