Relaxation of COVID-19 measures and restrictions.


  • On 29 June 2021, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced an Order to India’s State/Union Territory Governments and State/Union Territory Authorities with regards to COVID-19 management.
  • This order directed the various parties to consider implementing targeted and prompt actions for COVID-19 management to ensure uniformity in relaxation of COVID-19 measures and restrictions.
  • These measures shall be aligned with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW)’s advisory dated on 28 June, and will be in effect until 31 July.
  • Some key pointers of MoHFW’s advisory includes:
    • States may continue to use the classification of risk profile for districts;
    • States should focus on “Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate and adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour”.
    • Districts may be allowed to relax restrictions depending on the weekly COVID-19 case positivity or bed occupancy rates;
    • Restrictions once imposed shall remain in force for a minimum period of 14 days;
    • Vaccination shall be prioritised for priority groups and hubs of economic activity.
  •  Refer here for more information on this Order and advisory.