Centre to states: Strictly implement all measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic
In a letter to state Chief Secretaries, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, while citing media reports and other sources over the violations of Central guidelines, said all authorities in States and UTs should take necessary steps to ensure the implementation of measures to contain COVID-19.
He highlighted the proper delineation of containment zones and effective implementation of containment measures in the zones and following the national directive for COVID-19 management among other measures. He said states should ensure night curfew or prohibition of all non-essential activities between 7 PM and 7 AM adding that it is an important element of Home Ministry’s guidelines.
Mr. Bhalla also asked State Chief Secretaries and Administrators of UTs to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.