New Delhi (NVI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the Covid-19 guidelines till January 31 in the wake of a new variant of coronavirus that has emerged in the UK.
The MHA issues an order today to extend its earlier guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution in all States and Union Territories across the country.
“While there has been a continuous decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases, there is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution, keeping in view the surge in cases globally, and emergence of a new variant of the virus in the United Kingdom (UK),” the Home Ministry said in a statement.
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, it said.
“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 25.11.2020; need to be enforced strictly by States and UTs,” read the MHA order.