A meeting was held today through Video-Conferencing with all the Chief Secretaries/DGPs of the States.
During the meeting, the States were sensitized about the intensive contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants as this has increased the risk of containment efforts of COVID-19. The States were asked to complete the contact tracing process on a war footing. After the Jamat took place, the participant shad returned to several States of the Country.
It has been found that several foreigners had also participated in the Tablighi Jamat, this took place through violations of Visa conditions. The States were asked to initiate action for violation of Visa conditions against the foreign participants and also the organizers of the event.
Another crucial guideline that the States were asked to follow, was the implementation of the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana within the next week. This will involve large cash transfer to the beneficiaries under the scheme. It should be organized in a systematic manner to ensure social distance.
It was also noted that the lockdown is being implemented effectively all over the country. The States were asked to ensure that intra-state movement of goods is allowed without any hindrance while maintaining social distance.
An important aspect of the assurance of the Lockdown is to maintain the manufacturing of essential goods. It should also be ensured that the supply chains of such goods are maintained.