Ajay Bhalla additionally burdened that the second wave of the pandemic is not yet over.
Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Saturday reviewed the steps taken by State governments for checking the unfold of COVID-19 in hill stations and different tourist locations.
During the assembly, the general administration of COVID-19 situation and the vaccination standing in Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal was mentioned.
“The Union Home Secretary sounded a note of caution in view of media reports showing blatant disregard of COVID-appropriate behaviour in hill stations and other tourist locations,” stated a authorities launch.
Mr. Bhalla stated the second wave of COVID was not yet over; and the States ought to guarantee strict adherence to the protocols prescribed in respect of sporting of masks, social distancing and different secure behaviour.
The case positivity fee in sure districts of Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh was over 10%, which was a trigger for concern.
The States have been requested to comply with the five-fold technique of test-track-treat-vaccinate and COVID applicable behaviour, as laid down in the Ministry of Home Affairs’ order dated June 29.
“Adequate health infrastructure preparedness (especially in rural, peri-urban and tribal areas) was also advised, with a view to tackle any potential future surge in cases,” it stated.
Among those that attended the assembly have been NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.Ok. Paul, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Indian Council for Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava; in addition to the Chief Secretaries, Directors General of Police and Principal Secretaries (Health) of the eight States.