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Centre asks states to end all Covid containment measures from March 31

Masks and social distancing norms will continue: MHA


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Sohini Das Mumbai
The Union Home Ministry has decided to end all Covid-19 containment measures from March 31, and has said there may not be any further need to invoke provisions of the Disaster Management Act for this purpose.
However, wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing norms will continue. States and Union Territories, too, can periodically issue standard operating procedures (SoPs) and advisories for containment measures, vaccination and other related aspects, including following Covid-appropriate behaviour. On Wednesday, the Union Health Min­istry, too, issued a directive to states on relaxations of curbs, based on two factors — hospital bed occupancies and test positivity

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 11:33 PM IST

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