Union Ministry for Home Affairs issues guidelines on lockdown measures

Amit Shah

MHA requests States/UTs to implement Lockdown Measures in Letter and Spirit to fight COVID-19

New Delhi (PIB) 01 APR 2020 : Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA) had issued consolidated guidelines on lockdown measures to be taken by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India and States/UTs Governments/Administrations, so as to break the chain of transmission of the COVID-19 in the country.

It was observed that some States/UTs are allowing exceptions beyond what has been permitted under lockdown measures, as contained in Consolidated Guidelines issued by MHA under DM Act 2005.

In pursuance of this observation, Union Home Secretary, Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla has written to all State Chief Secretaries and UT Administrators requesting them to strictly implement lockdown measures in letter and spirit, by exercising their powers under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to fight COVID-19.