Dehradun: Amid the rising variety of coronavirus instances, the Uttarakhand authorities has launched a brand new set of tips to be adopted, which requires individuals to strictly adhere to Covid norms in view of Holi, Mahakumbh and different festivals.
The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be adopted until April 30 was launched by Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash on Wednesday.
According to the brand new SOP, the district administrations can reinstate containment zones. They have additionally been requested to impose penalties on individuals not complying with Covid norms, corresponding to masks sporting and sustaining social distancing.
At current, the state has 1,112 energetic instances. So far, 96062 Covid-19 instances have been reported in Uttarakhand whereas 1706 individuals have misplaced their lives to the lethal illness.
The Kumbh Mela is slated to be held from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar.
The Uttarakhand authorities has determined to restrict the Kumbh this yr to 30 days as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Sunday had written a letter to Chief Secretary Uttarakhand by which he suggested the state authorities to extend the variety of RTPCR checks, to comply with the usual working procedures issued by the well being ministry and to show signages to disseminate the details of the SOPs.
“The state has been informed that the daily testing numbers reported in Haridwar (i.e.50,000 Rapid Antigen Tests and 5,000 RTPCR tests) are not enough to effectively offset the huge number of expected pilgrim footfall. It has been advised that the share of RTPCR tests being conducted at present needs to be significantly increased as per the ICMR guidelines to ensure that the pilgrims and local population are appropriately tested,” the letter learn.