Updated Containment Plan for Large Outbreaks Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In alignment with strategic approach, this document provides action that needs to be taken for containing a large outbreak. The actions for mitigation phase will be dealt separately under a mitigation plan. The objective of this plan is to stop the chain of transmission thus reducing the morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19. The Central Government /State Government should review the existing legal instruments that provide legal support to implement the containment plan. Some of the Acts/ Rules for consideration could be (i) Disaster Management Act (2005) (ii) Epidemic Act (1897) (iii) Cr.PC and (iv) State Specific Public Health Act. At the national level, the Cabinet Secretary/ National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) / Committee of Secretaries (CoS)will review the situation across the country and continue to direct the concerned Ministries to implement its directions. The co-ordination with health and non-health sectors will be managed by NCMC/ CoS, on issues, flagged by Ministry of Health.