Guidelines for festive season released, no celebrations in containment zones



The Union health ministry on Tuesday released guidelines for festive celebrations amid the coronavirus crisis. The events are permitted only outside containment zones. The guidelines also mandate the provision of ambulances at venues.

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Sidhu tested positive for the coronavirus. He had shared the stage with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a tractor rally in Sangrur on Monday.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala also tested positive for the infection.

India’s coronavirus count has risen to 66,85,083 with 61,267 new cases. The toll increased by 884 to 1,03,569. So far, more than 55 lakh people have recovered from the infection.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said that Covid-19 can spread through virus lingering in the air, sometimes for hours, acknowledging concerns about airborne transmission.

The global coronavirus count crossed 3.54 crore and the toll rose to 10,43,045, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of recoveries reached 2,45,45,482.

Read the day’s top 10 coronavirus updates.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.



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