covid 19: Covid-19: Don’t let your guard down, Centre warns states | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday cautioned states to observe all precautions and don’t let the guard down amid the rise in Omicron variant cases in the country.
In a review meeting, the states have been advised to be vigilant and monitor case positivity, doubling rate, clusters of new cases across districts.
The Centre has advised the states to consider local curbs/restrictions ahead of upcoming festive season and impose night curfews.
“On containment, the states have been advised to impose night curfews & ensure strict regulation of large gatherings, especially, notify containment zones, buffer zones in case in new Covid-19 clusters,” the government said.
On the vaccination front, the Centre has advised states to ensure 100% coverage of left out first and second dose eligible beneficiaries in an accelerated manner and strengthen door-to-door vaccination campaign in states/UTs where vaccination coverage is below the national average.
Meanwhile, issuing an advisory, the Centre has advised the states going in for elections in the near future to exponentially ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination, especially in the low coverage districts to protect the vulnerable population.

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