Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Disaster Management Act for Covid containment measures revoked

New Delhi: The National Disaster Management Authority under the Ministry of Home Affairs has revoked the provisions of the Disaster Management Act for Covid containment measures amid declining trends of fresh Covid infections.

Two years after the implementation of containment measures, the home ministry has decided to end all its Covid-19 containment measures. However, wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing will continue as earlier.

“After taking into consideration the improvement in overall situation and the preparedness of the Government to deal with the pandemic, DMA has taken a decision that there may not be any further need to invoke the provisions of the Disaster Management Act for Covid containment measures”, reads the official communication to the chief secretaries of all states from Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

Accordingly, after the expiry of the existing MHA Order No 40-3/2020-DM-1 (A) dated 25 February, 2022, no further Order may be issued by MHA, reads order.

“Over the last 24 months, significant capacities have been developed for various aspects of management of the pandemic, such as diagnostics, surveillance, contact tracing, treatment and vaccination, hospital infrastructure and the general public has much higher level of awareness on the COVID appropriate behaviour”, said the centre in the order.

However, the order reads further that the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MDHFW) advisories on COVID containment measures including on the use of face mask and hand hygiene will continue to guide the overall national response to the pandemic.

Related Articles

Woman Trampled To Death By Elephant In Sundargarh

0
Koida: A woman was reportedly trampled to death by a wild elephant at Kusumdihi village under Koida forest range in Odisha’s Sundargarh district today. The deceased...

ED Raid At Locations Associated With Artha Tatwa Group In Odisha;...

0
Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has carried out search operations at various locations in Odisha in connection with the multi-crore chitfund scam in the...

Dr Rabindra Narayan Behera is all set to Contest Ensuing Election

0
Bhubaneswar: Former Senior Director of National Informatics Centre Dr Rabindra Narayan Behera is all set to contest in the ensuing election, on the Bharatiya...

School Bus Runs Over Girl In Odisha Capita

0
Bhubaneswar: A young girl was crushed under the wheels of a school bus in Odisha capital here today. The incident took place when the girl...

Laxmi Bus Service Inaugurated In 5 More Odisha Districts

0
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated LAccMI bus services in five more districts to provide affordable transportation for rural people. He flagged off the affordable...

Karnataka Sculptor Yogiraj Arun’s Ram Lalla To Be Installed In Ayodhya...

0
New Delhi, Jan 2: With the country counting down to the grand 'Pran-Pratishtha' ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, the idol carved by sculptor Yogiraj Arun...

South Korean Opposition Leader Lee Jae-Myung Attacked During Visit To Busan

0
Seoul, Jan 2: South Korea's opposition party chief, Lee Jae-myung, was attacked during his visit to the southeastern port city of Busan on Tuesday, Yonhap...

Second Bilasuni Mahotsava Becomes a Massive Success

0
Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack : Second Bilasuni Mahotsava was held at picturesque village Bilasuni in Block Niali of Cuttack District with much pomp, splendour and fanfare....

Rourkela Assistant Collector’s Mysterious Demise: Murder Ruled Out, Investigation Continues

0
Rourkela: In the ongoing investigation surrounding the tragic demise of Sushmita Minz, the Assistant Collector of Rourkela in Sundargarh district, the Human Rights Protection...

Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call: India Tops Global Cyberattack Targets in 2022

0
New Delhi: A recent report has disclosed that India stands out as the primary target for cyberattacks, comprising 13.7% of all such incidents globally....

Opportunity Alert: UPSC Seeks Consultants for Assistant Section Officer Role

0
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a recruitment advertisement for the position of Consultants (Assistant Section Officer Level) at its New Delhi...

Crisis and Redemption: WeWork’s Bold Move to Reinvent Itself Through Bankruptcy

0
WeWork, the office-sharing company, has formally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a federal court in New Jersey. The company reported that it...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

22,878FansLike
3,912FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

- Advertisement -