On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution against the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines will be effective from December 1 and will remain in force till December 31. MHA has directed the states/UTs to take strict measures for prevention of coronavirus. Only essential activities are allowed in the Containment Zones. As per the guidelines, police and municipal authorities will be responsible for ensuring that the prescribed containment measures by the MHA are strictly followed.