The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended the existing Covid-related restrictions across the country till November 30.
“In exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned hereby directs that the order of the MHA, dated 28th September, 2021, to ensure compliance with the prompt and effective containment measures for Covid-19, as conveyed vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), dated 21st September, 2021, will remain in force up to the 30th November, 2021,” the MHA order read.
The latest extension of Covid-19 guidelines comes during the festive season in the country. Earlier on September 28, the MHA had extended the Covid guidelines till October 31. Before that, on August 28, the guidelines were extended till September 30.
On Thursday, India recorded 16,156 new Covid-19 cases, a rise of 20 per cent from Wednesday. The country reported 733 fresh deaths, bringing the total reported death count to 4,56,386. The country reported 733 fresh deaths, bringing the total reported death count to 4,56,386.
The overall infection tally currently stands at 34,321,809, including 33,614,434 recoveries, and 160,989 active cases.