- Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) issued an Order right now with Pointers for Surveillance, Containment and Warning, which can be efficient from February 1, 2021 and to stay in pressure upto February 28, 2021.
- The principle focus of the Pointers is to consolidate the substantial features which were achieved towards the unfold of COVID-19 which is seen within the regular decline in variety of lively and new circumstances within the nation during the last 4 months. It’s, subsequently, emphasised that to completely overcome the pandemic, there may be want to keep up warning and to strictly observe the prescribed containment technique focussed on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the rules/ SOPs issued by MHA and Ministry of Well being & Household Welfare (MOHFW).
Surveillance and Containment
- Containment Zones, if required, shall be rigorously demarcated by the district authorities on the micro degree, considering tips prescribed by the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) on this regard. Throughout the demarcated Containment Zones, containment measures, as prescribed by MoHFW shall be scrupulously adopted.
- Native district, police and municipal authorities shall be accountable to make sure that the prescribed Containment measures are strictly adopted and State/ UT Governments shall make sure the accountability of the officers involved on this regard.
- State/ UT Governments shall take all necssary measures to advertise COVID-19 applicable behaviour and guarantee sporting of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.
- Nationwide Directives for COVID-19 Administration shall proceed to be adopted all through the nation, in order to implement COVID-19 applicable conduct.
Strict adherence to the prescribed SOPs
- All actions have been permitted outdoors Containment Zones, apart from the next, which can be topic to strict adherence of SOPs, as indicated under:
- Social/ spiritual/ sports activities/ leisure/ academic/ cultural/ spiritual gatherings have already been permitted upto a most of fifty% of the corridor capability, with a ceiling of 200 individuals in closed areas; and retaining of the scale of the bottom/ house in view, in open areas. Now such gatherings can be allowed topic to SOP of the State/ UT involved.
- Cinema halls and theatres have already been permitted upto 50% of seating capability. Now they are going to be permitted to function at increased seating capability, for which a revised SOP can be issued by Ministry of Info & Broadcasting in session with MHA.
- Swimming swimming pools have already been permitted to be used of sports activities individuals. Now swimming swimming pools can be permitted to be used of all, for which a revised SOP can be issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports activities (MoYA&S) in session with MHA.
- Enterprise to Enterprise (B2B) exhibition halls have already been permitted. Now all kinds of exhibition halls can be permitted, for which a revised SOP can be issued by the Division of Commerce in session with MHA.
- For additional opening up of worldwide air journey of passengers, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) might take a choice in session with Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) primarily based on the evaluation of the scenario.
- SOPs, as up to date every now and then, have been prescribed for numerous actions. These embody: motion by passenger trains; air journey; metro trains; faculties; increased academic establishments; lodges and eating places; procuring malls, multiplexes and leisure parks; yoga centres and gymnasiums, and many others. These SOPs shall be strictly enforced by the authorities involved, who shall be liable for their strict observance.
- There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State motion of individuals and items together with these for cross land-border commerce beneath Treaties with neighbouring nations. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit can be required for such actions.
Safety of weak individuals
- Individuals above 65 years of age, individuals with co-morbidities, pregnant ladies, and youngsters under the age of 10 years are suggested to take essential precautions.
Use of Aarogya Setu
- The usage of Aarogya Setu cell App will proceed to be inspired.