India may finally witness an end to Covid-related restrictions after a long and arduous two-year period, thanks to the decline in Covid-19 cases in the country. As per the Central government’s order, wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing norms are set to continue.
On Thursday, India reported 1,225 new coronavirus cases while the active cases dipped to 14,307. There were 28 deaths reported due to respiratory infection.
In March, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla had written to all states and union territories and informed them that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) would be discontinued from April 1, 2022.
Considering the improvement in the Covid situation and the country’s overall better preparation for handling a pandemic, the NDMA has decided that provisions of the Disaster Management Act for Covid containment measures need not be invoked any longer.
Despite curbs being lifted on educational institutes, gyms, restaurants, parks, and recreational centres and no cap on wedding attendees nor any funerals, the government has, however, urged people to remain cautious.
Things will continue in a pre-Covid manner except that masks, social distancing and hand hygiene measures will also continue.
India officially reported 5,21,129 deaths since March 2020 due to the coronavirus.