India extends anti-COVID-19 restrictions until June end

India extends anti-COVID-19 restrictions until June end
India extends anti-COVID-19 restrictions until June end

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - NEW DELHI — India’s Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday extended the countrywide restrictions to contain COVID-19 until June 30.

The new measures were ordered on April 29 following the deadly outbreak of the second wave of the pandemic.

"In spite of declining trend in infections, the number of active cases presently is still very high. It is, therefore, important that containment measures may continue to be implemented strictly," India’s Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said in tonight’s order.

He noted that "the strict implementation of containment and other measures has led to a declining trend in the number of new and active cases across states and union territories, barring some areas in the southern and north-eastern regions."

The restrictions include closures of shopping complexes, cinema halls, restaurants, sports complexes, spas, swimming pools and religious places. Essential activities such as the provision of healthcare, police services, banks and regulated movement of public transport shall continue.

However, states and union territories have been given the leeway to make decisions based on local conditions and the level of COVID-19 infections. — WAM


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