Coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 1 lakh mark as soon as lockdown 4.0 came up with easing of restrictions. According to a circular released by the MHA, there are four types of measures to be initiated to monitor the spread of the virus. There are basic preventive measures- preventive measures for offices, measures to be taken on occurrence of cases and closure of workplaces.
With the extension of lockdown for two more weeks till May 31, power has been delegated to the state governments to bifurcate red, green and orange zones taking into account the number of positive cases. Some major relaxations have also been granted to almost all economic activities and significant public movement.
Factories, manufacturing units, supply lines and offices can now effectively function without any hindrance. Transportation services can now be accessed without the imposition of any special conditions.
The Centre has made it clear that only essential services be undertaken in the containment areas. With over 5,000 new infections being reported in the past 24 hours, India registered it’s biggest one-day surge. Maharashtra has registered the highest number of new Covid-19 cases. Globally, Covid-19 has infected over 48 lakh people and killed more than 3.18 lakhs as of Tuesday morning, according to an examination conducted by the John Hopkins University.
Health minister Harsh Vardhan stated that India has taken all the necessary steps to fight this pandemic. “Global collaboration is paramount. Governments, industry and philanthropy must pool resources to pay for the risk, the research, manufacturing and distribution, but with the condition that the rewards should be available to everyone, regardless of where they have been developed” he was quoted as saying.