MHA says states not demarcating containment zones properly

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary
| New Delhi |

Published: May 22, 2020 6:19:03 am

The MHA, in its lockdown guidelines on May 17, had given states the freedom to notify zones based on MoHFW parameters. (PTI)

Indicating that states were not carrying out proper notification of Covid containment zones, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has written to state governments to strictly follow the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s directives in the matter. It has also told states that its lockdown guidelines are being violated and emphasised the need to strictly enforce night curfew.

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, in a letter to states, said, “It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry, through media reports and others sources, that there are violations, at various places, in the implementation of MHA guidelines. I would like to emphasise that the MHA guidelines should be strictly implemented, and all authorities in States/UTs should take necessary steps to ensure the same.”

Bhalla specifically picked out the issue of notification of containment zones in this context. “Proper delineation of containment zones, and effective implementation of containment measures within these zones, is key to preventing the spread of Covid-19. In this respect, the…

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