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Order for engaging Nursing Students Issued by Department of Health And Family Welfare, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi on April 20

As the number of Covid-19 cases relentlessly grows, the existing infrastructure, especially in terms of manpower is proving to be inadequate. The Delhi Government has therefore directed the Directors/ Superintendents to engage nursing students from such medical and nursing colleges at Rs. 810/- per shift of 8 hours to assist the nursing staff.  While this…

SOPs for regulating Micro-Containment Zones Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on April 18, 2021

The Government of Maharashtra issued this SOP for laying down control for confining the infection to designated areas, thereby stopping its spread. A Mirco Containment zone (MCZ) could either be a cooperative housing society or localities comprising more than one housing society, which has been delineated by the local Disaster Management Authority. Strict Perimeter control…

Order for increasing beds in Government Hospitals Issued by Department of Health And Family Welfare, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi on April 18

Upon witnessing the rapidly increasing numbers of patients who were testing positive for Covid-19, and bearing in mind that numbers could increase further, the Delhi Government ordered increasing the number of beds in Hospitals within its jurisdiction.  Accordingly, as many as 7,200 beds for Covid, 875 ICU beds with ventilators, and 1850 ICU beds without…

SOP for regulating long-distance train travel Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on April 18, 2021

The Government of Maharashtra, for the purpose of regulating the influx of people in Maharashtra, issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) instructing the masses and the Railway authorities to ensure “Covid Appropriate Behaviour”.  To put it simply, all the passengers are required to wear masks and ensure social distancing throughout their journey (from boarding to alighting…

Order on surveillance of incoming travellers Issued by Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Kerala on April 18, 2021

The Government of Kerala, bearing in mind the rapidly increasing cases across India, sought to implement measures for monitoring persons coming from other parts of India or the world, in a bid to prevent residents of the state from being exposed to fresh infection. Domestic Travellers are required to carry an RT-PCR Negative Test Report,…

Order imposing restrictions in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 Issued by the Government of Uttarakhand on April 17, 2021

The Government of Uttarakhand has imposed several restrictions in wake of the second wave of Covid-19. These measures are for the period between April 18, 2021 to April 30, 2021, and deal with curbing unnecessary movement of the people in order to check the spread of the disease.  Accordingly, the number of attendees at marriages,…

Order on stickers for vehicles of essential service providers Issued by Mumbai Police on April 17, 2021

In the light of rapidly growing cases in Maharashtra, the Mumbai Police issued an order under Section 144 of the Cr. P.C, 1973 disallowing the movement of people in the public through any vehicle, unless, a sticker in the shape of a circle with 6-inch diameter upon the vehicles. The stickers are required to be…

Order about restrictions for Kumbh Mela participants Issued by Disaster Management Authority, Government of NCT of Delhi on April 17

In wake of a drastic surge in Covid-19 cases among citizens attending the Kumbh Mela, the Government of Delhi has now laid down certain restrictions and procedures for those who have returned and for those willing to attend the same.  People from both these categories were obliged to upload their detailed information on www.delhi.gov.in, further…

Guidelines for Hotels linked with Private Hospitals Issued by Department of Health And Family Welfare, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi on April 14

The Delhi Government has linked over 20 hotels and banquet halls to 23 Covid Hospitals – these entities would thereafter act as extended Covid Hospitals. Non-critical patients would be kept here so that hospital beds can be allocated to those who need it most. These Hotels are under an obligation to provide sufficient manpower, oxygen…

Guidelines for undertaking safety measures at Government workplaces Issued by the Government of Uttarakhand on April 14, 2021

In the light of growing cases in the state, the Government of Uttarakhand has issued certain precautionary measures for Government offices.  They were instructed to sanitize doors, lifts, stairs, chairs etc. at least twice every week with sodium hypochlorite or chloroxylenol or parachlorometaxylenol (PCMX). Likewise, they were instructed to sanitize floors, toilets etc. with phenol…

Order imposing curfew from April 14 to May 1, 2021 Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on April 13, 2021

With a fresh surge in cases of Covid-19 being reported from across the state and in view of the lackadaisical approach of the citizens towards following certain necessary safety protocols, the Government of Maharashtra has imposed a curfew within its territorial jurisdiction from 8 P.M on April 14, 2021, till 7 A.M on May 1,…

Clarification for permitting select group of people to opt for RAT instead of RT-PCR Test Issued by the Government of Maharashtra on April 9

The Maharashtra government has clarified that persons engaged in certain activities where Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test has been mandated,also have the option of undergoing Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) instead.  These include people engaged in public transport/private transport, shootings for films/serials/advertisements, staff related to home delivery services, staff conducting examinations, staff at marriage…

Order identifying Essential Services Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on April 5, 2021

In a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the Government of Maharashtra has decided to permit only those professions, which cater to the essential needs of the citizens. These have been identified as:   Petrol Pumps All Cargo Services   Data Centres/IT Sector Government and Private Security Centre   Fruit Vendors Apart from…

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