New Delhi: Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday asked States and Union Territories (UTs) to implement the containment measures strictly which were communicated in the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on April 25, 2021. This order would remain effective till May 31, 2021, it added.
In the order, the MHA said, “…all States and Union Territories (UTs) to consider the containment measures, as had been conveyed in the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), dated 25.4.2021, for immediate implementation based on the assessment of the situation.”
It has also 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 25.4.2021, had asked the States and UTs to identify districts where either the test 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 MHA order reiterated.
It further reiterated that the National Directives for COVID-19 Management “shall continue to be strictly followed throughout the country and the order shall be effective till May 31.