COVID-19: Home Ministry directs states, UNs to ban all social, religious gatherings


NATIONAL | April 11, 2020:

Home Ministry has directed all States and Union Territories to ensure strict compliance of lockdown measures to fight COVID-19 and not allow social, religious gatherings and processions in view of the ensuing festivals in the month of April

The Ministry said, it has been communicated to them to take all required precautionary preventive measures for maintenance of law and order, peace and public tranquillity.

Appropriate vigil on social media should also be maintained against the circulation of any objectionable and fake content.

Home Ministry has further requested that for the attention of the public authorities, social and religious organizations and citizens, the respective provisions of the guidelines should be widely circulated.

Strict actions will be taken against violation of any lockdown and will be charge under the relevant penal provisions of the Disaster Management Act and IPC.