MHA Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution

25-11-2020 Wed 16:37

  • States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise caution and regulate crowds
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an Order today with Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution, which will be effective from December 1, 2020 and to remain in force upto31.12.2020.
  • The main focus of the Guidelines is to consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of COVID-19 which is visible in the steady decline in number of active cases in the country. Further, keeping in view the recent spike in new cases in few States/ UTs, ongoing festival season and onset of winter, it is emphasised that to fully overcome the pandemic, there is need to maintain caution and to strictly follow the prescribed containment strategy, focussed on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the guidelines/ SOPs issued by MHA and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW).Local district, police and municipal authorities shall be responsible to ensure that the prescribed Containment measures are strictly followed.States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may impose local restrictions, with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Surveillance and Containment
  • States/ UTs to ensure careful demacationof Containment Zones by the district authorities, at the micro level, taking into consideration the guidelines prescribed by MoHFW in this regard.  The list of Containment Zones will be notified on the websites by the respective District Collectors and by the States/ UTs. This list will also be shared with MoHFW.
  • Within the demarcated Containment Zones, containment measures, as prescribed by MoHFW, shall be scrupulously followed, which includes: 
  • Only essential activities shall be allowed in the Containment Zones. 
  • There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. 
  • There shall be intensive house-to-house surveillance by surveillance teams formed for the purpose.
  • Testing shall be carried out as per prescribed protocol. 
  • Listing of contacts shall be carried out in respect of all persons found positive, along with their tracking, identification, quarantine and follow up of contacts for 14 days (80 percent of contacts to be traced in 72 hours). 
  • Quick isolation of COVID-19 patients shall be ensured in treatment facilities/ home (subject to fulfilling the home isolation guidelines).
  • Clinical interventions, as prescribed, shall be administered.
  • Surveillance for ILI/ SARI cases shall be carried out in health facilities or outreach mobile units or through fever clinics in buffer zones.
  • Awareness shall be created in communities on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
  • Local district, police and municipal authorities shall be responsible to ensure that the prescribed Containment measures are strictly followed and State/ UT Governments shall ensure the accountability of the officers concerned in this regard.
COVID-Appropriate behavior
  • State/ UT Governments shall take all necssary measures to promote COVID-19 appropriate behavior and to ensure strict enforcement of wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.
  • In order to enforce the core requirement of wearing of face masks, States and UTs may consider administrative actions, including imposition of appropriate fines, on persons not wearing face masks in public and work spaces. 
  • For observance of social distancing in crowded places, especially in markets, weekly bazaars and public transport,Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will issue a SOP, which shall be strictly enforced by States and UTs.
  • National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, so as to enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior.
Strict adherence to the prescribed SOPs
All activities have been permitted outside Containment Zones, except for the following, which have been permitted with certain restrictions:
  • International air travel of passengers, as permitted by MHA.
  • Cinema halls and theatres, with upto 50 percent capacity.
  • Swimming pools, only for training of sports persons.
  • Exhibition halls, only for business to business (B2B) purposes.
  • Social/ religious/ sports/ entertainment/ educational/ cultural/ religious gatherings, with upto a maximum of 50 percent of the hall capacity, with a ceiling of 200 persons in closed spaces; and keeping of the size of the ground/ space in view, in open spaces.
However, based on their assessment of the situation, State/ UT Governments may reduce the ceiling to 100 persons or less, in closed spaces.
  • For the information of all, the Guidelines enclose a list of 19 SOPs that have been issued from time to time to regulate the activities that have been permitted. These SOPs shall be strictly enforced by the authorities concerned, who shall be responsible for their strict observance.
Local restrictions
  • States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may impose local restrictions, with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19 such as night curfew. However, State/ UT Governments shall not impose any local lockdown (State/ District/ sub-division/City level), outside the containment zones, without prior consultation with the Central Government. 
  • States and UTs also need to enforce social distancing in offices.  In cities, where the weekly Case Positivity Rate is in more than 10 percent, States and UTs concerned shall consider implementing staggered office timings and other suitable measures, with a view to reduce the number of employees attending office at the same time, thereby ensuring social distancing.
No restriction on Inter-State and intra-State movement
  • There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods including those for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.
Protection for vulnerable persons
  • Vulnerable persons, i.e., persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
Use of Aarogya Setu
  • The use of Aarogya Setu mobile application will continue to be encouraged.


More Press Releases
పీవీ విజ్ఞాన వేదిక డిజైన్ లను ఆవిష్కరించిన మంత్రి శ్రీనివాస్ గౌడ్
10 hours ago
Telangana CS Somesh Kumar holds meeting with Officials on IT Grid Policy
11 hours ago
Union Bank of India achieves another Milestone with IT integration of all branches of erstwhile Andhra Bank
11 hours ago
Vaccination is for protecting frontline warriors: Telangana Governor
11 hours ago
Vote is a powerful instrument in the hands of people: AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
14 hours ago
Fintech startup Finology launches ‘Select’
14 hours ago
Panasonic Life Solutions India holds ground-breaking ceremony for its manufacturing unit in Sri City, AP
15 hours ago
Vice President inaugurates two new facilities at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad
18 hours ago
Hyderabad held to a goalless draw by Jamshedpur
21 hours ago
పాలమూరు - రంగారెడ్డి ప్రాజెక్టును ఈ ఏడాదిలోగా పూర్తి చేయాలి: సీఎం కేసీఆర్
2 days ago
గ్రామ పంచాయతీ నుంచి రాష్ట్ర సచివాలయం వరకు మిషన్ భగీరథ నీటినే వినియోగించండి.. సీఎం కేసీఆర్ పిలుపు
2 days ago
Finance Minister launches “Union Budget Mobile App”
2 days ago
తన కుమారుడి వివాహానికి రావాలంటూ సీఎం కేసీఆర్ ను ఆహ్వానించిన హైదరాబాద్ సీపీ
2 days ago
Gold Stolen from Bagalur - Hosur Rd Branch Fully Recovered in 24 Hours
2 days ago
పంచాయతీ రాజ్ సమ్మేళనం కార్యక్రమంలో ముఖ్య అతిథిగా పాల్గొన్న మంత్రి ఎర్ర‌బెల్లి
2 days ago
Governor released special covers on Geographical indications in Telangana
2 days ago
Hyderabad FC face Jamshedpur in a crunch clash
2 days ago
Vice President Calls upon the Youth to Fight Poverty, Illiteracy, and Social Discrimination
2 days ago
Tata Motors launches the Altroz i-Turbo with iRA
2 days ago
Telangana CS holds first high level committee meeting of NABARD
2 days ago
President Kovind unveils a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
2 days ago
3 డయాగ్నొస్టిక్ మినీ హబ్ లను ప్రారంభించిన తెలంగాణ హోంమంత్రి
3 days ago
SBI donates flag day fund
3 days ago
సీఎం కేసీఆర్ ని కలిసిన నీతి ఆయోగ్ బృందం
3 days ago
Fish farms in Andhra Pradesh are laden with antibiotics, insecticides and heavy metals
3 days ago
Advertisement
Video News
Worest President Ever Banners with Planes infront of Trump
'అత్యంత చెత్త అధ్యక్షుడు'... ట్రంప్ ముందు విమానాలతో బ్యానర్లు... వీడియో ఇదిగో!
2 minutes ago
Advertisement 36
Govt ready to impose green tax on 15 year old vehicles
15 ఏళ్లు దాటిన వాహనాలపై కొరడా.. కేంద్రం కీలక నిర్ణయం
2 minutes ago
Shocking things come to light in Madanapalle incident
మదనపల్లె ఘటనలో వెలుగులోకి షాకింగ్ విషయాలు
18 minutes ago
Urvasi Routela shakes a leg with Allu Arjun
సినిమా కబుర్లు.. సంక్షిప్త సమాచారం
23 minutes ago
Trump Impeachment Bill Moved to Senete
సెనేట్ ముందుకు వచ్చిన ట్రంప్ అభిశంసన తీర్మానం!
23 minutes ago
Tirupati Bi Polls BJP Janasena Thinking Ratnaprabha
తిరుపతి జనసేన, బీజేపీ అభ్యర్థినిగా మాజీ ఐఏఎస్ రత్నప్రభ!
46 minutes ago
Indian govt announce Mahaveer Chakra to Colonel Santosh Babu
సూర్యాపేట కల్నల్ సంతోష్‌‌బాబుకు మహావీరచక్ర.. ప్రకటించిన ప్రభుత్వం
50 minutes ago
Biden Thinks Another Travel Ban
కరోనా కట్టడికి మరో కీలక నిర్ణయం తీసుకోనున్న బైడెన్!
57 minutes ago
Army Chopper Crash Land near Khathuva
కాశ్మీర్ లో కూలిన ఆర్మీ హెలికాప్టర్!
1 hour ago
Ashwin Challenge to Pujara
ఆ షాట్ ఆడతావా?: పుజారాకు అశ్విన్ సరదా సవాల్
1 hour ago
Kamala Haris is Now in Presidents Guest House
తనకు ఇచ్చిన ఇంటిని వదిలేసి... ప్రెసిడెంట్ గెస్ట్ హౌస్ లో ఉంటున్న కమలా హారిస్!
1 hour ago
No plans at govt to bifurcate UP as four states says yogi adityanath
కలిసి ఉండాలన్నదే మా అభిమతం: ఉత్తరప్రదేశ్ విభజనపై యోగి ఆదిత్యనాథ్
1 hour ago
Padma awards announced
పద్మ పురస్కారాలు ప్రకటించిన కేంద్రం... ఎస్పీ బాలుకు పద్మవిభూషణ్
9 hours ago
SEC orders to transfer Gopalakrishna Dwivedi and Girija Sankar
మరోసారి కొరడా ఝుళిపించిన ఎస్ఈసీ... గోపాలకృష్ణ ద్వివేది, గిరిజాశంకర్ లపై వేటు
1 hour ago
Republic motion poster released
సాయితేజ్ కొత్త సినిమా 'రిపబ్లిక్' మోషన్ పోస్టర్ ఇదిగో!
9 hours ago
Vijayasai Reddy opines on Parliament budget sessions
ఆలయాలపై టీడీపీ దాడులను పార్లమెంటు సమావేశాల్లో ప్రస్తావిస్తాం: విజయసాయిరెడ్డి
10 hours ago
Pooja Hegde gives nod to pair up with Ram Charan
రామ్ చరణ్ తో జతకట్టనున్న పూజ హెగ్డే!
10 hours ago
Pawan says he will meet Kapu Sankshema Sena leaders
త్వరలోనే కాపు సంక్షేమ సేన నేతలతో సమావేశం ఉంటుంది: పవన్ కల్యాణ్
10 hours ago
CM Jagan held meeting with MPs ahead of Parliament Budget Session
పార్లమెంటు బడ్జెట్ సమావేశాల నేపథ్యంలో వైసీపీ ఎంపీలకు సీఎం జగన్ దిశానిర్దేశం
10 hours ago
Lowest corona positive cases in AP
ఏపీలో కనిష్ఠ స్థాయిలో కొత్త కేసుల నమోదు
11 hours ago