The Ministry of Home Affairs issues an order of extending the covid-19 containment measures for a month. Under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the MHA directed to ensure compliance to the containment measures for Covid-19 till 30th September.
In view of the Covid epidemic, the Union Home Ministry has asked all the states to be on full alert. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote letters to the states and union territories urging governments to take appropriate precautions to ensure that people do not gather in one place.
Mr Bhalla asked the CSs to take appropriate precautions as there were still a large number of active cases in some districts. Ajay Bhalla said that vaccination is progressing satisfactorily in the country and all states and Union Territories should move forward in the same manner.