India to end all Covid restrictions from March 31 except for masks

The home ministry has decided to end its all COVID-19 containment measures from March 31, two years after their implementation following the outbreak of the pandemic

Even though home mininstry is lifting the restrictions, wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing norms will continue as earlier

The Central government had on March 24, 2020 issued for the first time orders and guidelines under the Disaster Management Act, (DM Act) 2005 for the containment of COVID-19

The total caseload in the country stands at 23,913 only (on March 22) and the daily positivity rate has declined to 0.28 per cent

Current COVID 19 numbers

source : Business-standard

It is also worth mentioning that with the combined efforts, a total of 181.56 crore vaccine doses have been administered

Total Vaccine doses

Significant capacities and higher level of awareness among public have been developed for various aspects of management of the pandemic

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said

Whenever any surge in the number of cases is observed, states and UTs may consider taking prompt and proactive action at local level, as advised by the Ministry of Health

Home secretary mentioned