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All COVID 19 Restrictions to be lifted after March 31, Read Centre’s big announcement here

With the rigorous decline in COVID 19 cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday announced that all existing COVID 19 restrictions will be removed on March 31. However, wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing norms will continue as per usual.

“The Disaster Management Act will no longer be invoked for Covid-safety measures. However, masks will still have to be worn in public places”, the MHA said in a statement.

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After a discussion with chief secretaries of all states, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said that over the last 2 years, important developments happened because of the pandemic like diagnostics, surveillance, contact tracing, treatment, vaccination, hospital infrastructure. He added that the general public now has a high level of awareness about the COVID appropriate behaviour.

Read the advisory here

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The advisory also added that a few additional PPE kits, sanitisers and N-95 masks must be there to handle any emergency cases. Also, the use of face masks and maintaining social distancing is mandatory at the airport.

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