NEW DELHI: Central government asked states and union territories to ensure that upcoming festivals are celebrated in a safe manner amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter that standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued last month for controlling increase in cases must be followed to prevent another outbreak.
Some of the mentioned instructions are;
"Inter-sectoral collaboration between health departments, law enforcement agencies, market and trade associations, civil society organizations, and community will be essential to curb any risk of a spike in COVID-19 trajectory," said Bhushan.
Union health ministry reported that 15,906 cases of COVID-19 and 561 deaths due to the disease have been reported in 24 hours.
There are 3,41,75,468 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 1,72,594 are active cases, 3,35,48,605 people recovered and 4,54,269 people died.