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Centre suggests online shopping, avoiding travel among Covid-19 precautions ahead of Diwali, Eid Covid-19 Precautions
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Centre suggests online shopping, avoiding travel among Covid-19 precautions ahead of Diwali, Eid

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Oct 2021, 01:18 am

New Delhi/IBNS: States must strictly implement precautions to prevent the surge in Coronavirus cases post the festive season, the Centre said in an advisory on Saturday, listing measures like encouraging online shopping and travelling only in urgent situations.

The government has suggested measures like:

  • Promote online modes of celebrations, online shopping, and discourage unnecessary travel.
  • Strictly follow Covid guidelines during festival celebrations.
  • No mass gatherings in containment zones and districts where more than 5 percent of tests are returning positive.
  • The state government should issue directions adequately in advance.
  • Gatherings that are allowed with advance permission and limited attendees should be monitored closely.
  • Guidelines for malls, local markets, and places of worship should be strictly followed.
  • Follow five pillars of Covid management - Test, track, treat, vaccinate and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.
  • District authorities should keep a strict watch over the trajectory of cases.

The guidelines have been issued ahead of major festivals like Diwali and Eid next month to forewarn the states and provide them with feasible solutions to stop Covid-19 cases from spiralling.

Many countries such as Russia, UK and China have seen massive surge in coronavirus cases, forcing authorities in those countries to close schools and impose renewed lockdowns.