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List of notifications/circulars/advisory
01 December 2021 - 31 December 2021
|Last Updated On||Issuing Authority||Applicability||Nature of directions||Copy of notification/source|
|December 30, 2021||Maharashtra Government||Maharashtra||The Maharashtra government announced fresh curbs on attendance at weddings, social, political, religious events, and funerals. Night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am has already been imposed in the state.
Maharashtra Government has capped the attendance at gatherings in open or closed spaces at 50 and only 20 persons can attend the last rites.
|December 27, 2021||Delhi Disaster Management Authority||Delhi||Order regarding Night Curfew on movements of individuals (except for exemptions in para-6) in NCT of Delhi with immediate effect from 11:00 PM to 05:00 AM till further orders||Read here|
|December 23, 2021||-||India||With Omicron cases growing rapidly in the country, PM Narendra Modi has called for a high level meeting on Thursday to review Covid-19 situation.||Read here|
|December 22, 2021||-||India||Omicron Restrictions: States Impose Travel Curbs as Cases Surge||Read here|
|December 22, 2021||DDMA||Delhi||As Omicron cases steadily rise in the national capital, the Delhi government today banned all gatherings to celebrate Christmas and New Year. All cultural events and other gatherings have been prohibited, according to an order by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). .||Read here|
|December 21, 2021||Government of India||-||Union Health Secretary issued specific guidelines to the states in the backdrop of “initial signs of surge” in cases of Covid-19 as well as increased detection of the Variant of Concern (VoC), Omicron, in different parts of the country.||Read here|
|December 21, 2021||Bombay High Court
||-||The Bombay High Court has upheld a circular issued by the Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) mandating RT-PCR tests every 10 days for unvaccinated employees. The Court held the test mandate was a reasonable restriction on their fundamental rights.||Read here|
|December 21, 2021||BMC||Mumbai||On Tuesday, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) introduced fresh guidelines which said that people (up to 50 percent capacity) are allowed in closed spaces while 25 percent capacity are allowed in open spaces.||Read here|
|December 21, 2021||Karnataka Government||Karnataka||In view of the COVID-19 situation and the rise in the number of cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Karnataka government on Tuesday issued fresh COVID-19 restrictions for the upcoming New Year celebrations, prohibiting parties or mass gatherings for four days from December 30.||Read here|
|December 20, 2021||Passengers traveling to India||Passengers from countries, listed as ‘at risk’ in the wake of the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, arriving at six major airports in India on or after Monday 20 Dec 2021, will have to mandatorily pre-book RT-PCR tests, according to instructions issued last week by the ministry of civil aviation. As per a government notification, the ‘Air Suvidha’ portal would be modified to accommodate passengers, who are arriving from the ‘at risk’ countries or have visited those in the past 14 days.||Read here|
|December 18, 2021||India||India||India's Omicron Covid count rose to 151 on Sunday after Maharashtra reported six more cases. According to central and state officials, omicron cases have been detected in 11 states and union territories -- Maharashtra (54), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (14), Telangana (20), Gujarat (9), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1).||Read here|
|December 15, 2021||DDMA||Delhi||The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday extended till December 31 midnight its Covid-19-related curbs such as the ban on social and cultural gatherings and the cap on bars and restaurants to operate with 50 per cent of seating capacity.||Read here|
|December 15, 2021||Government of West Bengal||West Bengal||West Bengal records first Omicron case, state extends COVID-19 lockdown till January 15, 2022.||Read here|
|December 15, 2021||Government of Mumbai||Mumbai||Covid restrictions in place in Mumbai will continue till December 31 and orders (under Sec 144) banning all large gatherings in public spaces, Mumbai Police said in an order issued on 15 December 2021||Read here|
|December 14, 2021||World Health Organisation||The Omicron coronavirus variant, reported in more than 60 countries, poses a "very high" global risk, with some evidence that it evades vaccine protection but clinical data on its severity remain limited, the World Health Organization has said.||Read here|
|December 14, 2021||Government of Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu||Amid the rising fears of the Omicron variant spread across the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to issue fresh guidelines for New Year celebrations. As per the new guidelines, public gatherings at all beaches have been banned for December 31 and January 1.||Read here|
|December 14, 2021||Government of Delhi||Delhi||Delhi CM has said his government will impose restrictions, if required, during Christmas and New Year to curb the spread of the Omicron variant||Read here|
|December 12, 2021||Government of Gujarat||Gujarat||The state government issued a notification on Friday, extending the night curfew in the eight major cities of the state till December 20.
Night curfew will be in force from 1am to 5am in the cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Junagadh.
|December 10, 2021||Government of India||-||Singapore has been removed from the list of ‘At Risk’ countries for international arrivals into India. Passengers arriving into India from Singapore will no longer be subjected to additional arrival protocols specified for countries categorised as ‘At Risk’ by the Indian authorities||Read here|
|December 9, 2021||Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)||India||
In a fresh circular, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to extend the suspension of Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs IST of 31st January, 2022.
|December 9, 2021||Government of India||India||
In view of Omicron, the new variant of concern, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday asked all States to ramp up testing, surveillance to track and trace suspected cases.
|December 8, 2021||Japan Government||Japan||Japan has announced that those arriving from India, Romania, Greece, and four other US states will have to undergo strict quarantine vigilance. to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Those coming from the recent list of countries, including India, Greece, Romanic, and four other US states will be subjected to stringent quarantine requirements, such as staying in government-designated facilities for over 10 days||Read here|
|December 7, 2021||
|Rajasthan||Rajasthan Travel Guidelines for International and Domestic Passengers||Read here|
|December 6, 2021||EU||European Union||New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Imposed by EU/Schengen Countries||Read here|
|December 6, 2021||Maharashtra Government||Maharashtra||Owing to the rise of Omicron cases in Maharashtra, the CM will chair a meeting of the state’s Covid-19 Task Force on to take a decision on additional restrictions, said reports. They will assess the situation for a day or two regarding the imposition of more curbs||Read here|
|December 4, 2021||
|Karnataka||As more cases of Omicron variant Karnataka has imposed fresh restrictions and said any area with three or more cases of coronavirus in the state would be declared as a cluster. Earlier, the state government had decided to announce an area as cluster with 10 COVID cases but now the number has reduced to 3. In the fresh restrictions, the state government said the people in the cluster zones will undergo tests, treatment and vaccination||Read here|
|December 4, 2021||United Kingdom||United Kingdom||All international arrivals in United Kingdom will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test to tackle the new Omicron variant. These requirements will come into force from 4am from December 7th.||Read here|
|December 4, 2021||Gurugram District Administration||Gurugram||
Gurugram Administration has proposed two new containment zones to check the spread of Covid-19. Door-to-door screenings will be carried out in these containment zones and the MCG will sanitize the areas. Containment zones will be considered de notified after a period of 14 days.
Gurugram has three containment zones at present.
|December 4, 2021||Government of West Bengal||West Bengal||
West Bengal Government has directed that travelers from countries affected by Omicron to the state will be required to stay in isolation for seven days.
Travelers flying in from other parts of the country will have to furnish their reports of RTPCR tests as the threat of Omicron looms across the world.
|December 3, 2021||Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||-||FAQs on SARS-CoV-2 Variant-Omicron issued by MoHFW||Donwload here|
|December 2, 2021||Agra District Administration||Agra||Taking preventive measures against the Omicron variant, the Agra administration on Thursday night imposed fresh restrictions and asked all city hotels to keep it apprised of all their overseas guests amid the worldwide scare of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.||Read here|