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Two years after Covid, experts in India feel it's right time to 'open' up

Gagandeep Kang, microbiologist and professor at CMC, Vellore says this is the right time to relax Covid curbs, but as long as we also plan for worst case scenarios

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Police near Chennai’s Marina Beach on January 6, 2022 ask people to return home during the city’s night curfew to curb Covid-19. (PTI photo)

Sohini Das Mumbai
As India signals a return to ‘normalcy’ by not further invoking the provisions of the Disaster Management Act after March 31, experts feel that this may be just the right time to do so.

Two years after the pandemic broke out and the country went into a mega-lockdown, the Union Home Ministry decided to end all its Covid19 containment measures from March 31, and said on Tuesday that there may not be any further need to invoke the provisions of the Disaster Management Act for Covid containment measures.

However, wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing norms will continue as earlier.

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 6:36 PM IST

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