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National Disaster Management Authority order dated 17-05-2020 extending the nationwide lockdown up to 31-05-2020 with effect from 18-05-2020. It has detailed guidelines on the measures to be taken by union and state government authorities for containment of COVID-19 in the country. here

Revised Dos and Don’ts advisory released by the National Disaster Management Authority. This contains crucial information regarding sanitation and physical distancing to be followed at all times in office, public places etc here

ICMR has drawn up a revised strategy for COVID-19 testing in India. These are guidelines which define the categories of people who have to be tested for COVID-19. The recommended test is RT-PCR here

MOHFW has issued an order which has revised the categorization of districts as hotspots/red zones/orange zones and green zones. States may take into consideration the parameters foe categorization mentioned in this document. here

Updated containment plan for large outbreaks of COVID-19, this is the version 3.0 issued on 16th May 2020 by MOHFW. here

MOHFW has released a revised advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylaxis for COVID-19 infection. In the earlier advisory issued on 23rd March 2020, high risk population like asymptomatic Healthcare Workers involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 were placed under chemoprophylaxis with HCQ. Now an additional category of police/paramilitary personnel involved in COVID-19 related activities are also placed under chemoprophylaxis with HCQ. here