By Ishank Katyal
New Delhi: Central Government has shared a series of suggestions with the state government by which they can control the upcoming New Year Celebrations in the backdrop of the new strain of coronavirus which was found in UK.
The states have been asked to impose restrictions on December 30, 31 and January 1. Although the final decision has been left to them.
“The number of Covid 19 active cases is declining steadily in the country for the last three-and-half months. Keeping in view the fresh surge of Covid 19 cases in Europe and Americas, there is still a need for maintaining comprehensive precaution and strict surveillance within our country,” a top official has written to the states.
“You would appreciate that in the wake of New Year and various celebratory events associated with it as well as on-going winter season, strict vigil is required to be maintained to curb all potential “super spreader” events and places where crowds may gather,” the letter read.
The letter stated that there are almost 20 new coronavirus strain patients which is believed to be 70 per cent more infectious than COVID- 19.
While flights to and from UK have been stopped till January 7, the Centre has started a massive project of tracing and testing international travelers who reached the country in the 14 days between December 9 and 22.