Ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour after lifting curbs, Centre tells states
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla in a letter send to all chief secretaries have expressed concern over lifting the lockdown in their states without ensuring Covid-appropriate behaviour in the crowded places. On Saturday, he advised states to continue the five-fold strategy of testing, tracking, treating, vaccination, and monitoring Covid protocols.
Ajay Kumar has directed state officials to declare containment zones if there is surge in positive cases based on the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry. “Testing must go on even if decline in the positivity rate,” he informed states.