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Center’s letter to the states before the festive season – Large mass programs are not allowed in districts with more than 5% infection rate

The government has once again talked about being cautious about the coming festive season.

The havoc of the second wave of corona in the country is gradually decreasing. Restrictions have been abolished in almost all the states of the country after the cases of corona decreased. The states are being relaxed through unlock, although in view of the possibility of a possible third wave, all kinds of precautions are also being taken. In the midst of all this, the government has once again talked about being cautious about the coming festive season. Ahead of the upcoming festivals, the Center has asked states and union territories to ensure that large mass gatherings are not held in containment zones and in districts where the infection rate is more than five per cent.Also Read – Families of people who commit suicide within 30 days of getting infected will get ex-gratia, Central Government announced

In a letter to the Chief Secretaries of the states and union territories, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the programs organized with the committee number of persons should be monitored and penal action should be taken against the violation of the rule of wearing masks and keeping distance from each other. be done. He said, ‘Large mass gatherings are not allowed while being extra cautious.’ He said, “Programs with limited numbers (of people in local context) can be allowed in districts where the infection rate is five percent or less with advance permission.” Also Read – Health Ministry issues advisory for ‘vaccination at home’, first dose of corona vaccine given to 62 crore people

Bhushan asked the states to impose or relax restrictions based on the weekly infection rate and monitor it. He said that if there is a need to impose restrictions, then they should be imposed without delay and these restrictions should remain in force for a period of at least 14 days. The Health Secretary also said that the focus should be on a five-point strategy of ‘Test-Track-Treat- Vaccinate (Test, Detect, Treat, Vaccinate) and Kovid Appropriate Behavior. Also Read – Coronavirus cases In India: 31,923 people got infected due to corona infection in 1 day, 282 people died

He said that this is an important period, because during festivals, the safe behavior of Kovid can be ignored and there can be large mass events and fairs. Bhushan said that it is important to follow the guidelines to celebrate the festivals carefully, safely and properly.

“Any laxity in implementing the appropriate COVID treatment can have dire consequences and result in an increase in cases,” he said. In a letter sent to the states on Tuesday, the Center said that surveillance can be done using CCTV to follow the rules of maintaining distance from each other and applying masks. The Center said that the state governments may continue night curfew, weekend curfew and other restrictions to convey that Kovid-19 is not over yet and to ensure that the Kovid behavior is followed.

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