New Delhi, June 12: The Ministry of Health on Friday released the guidelines on preventive measures to be followed at hotels to contain the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As per the guidelines, there should be proper crowd management in hotels as well as outside the premises like parking lots. Complete Lockdown to be Imposed in India From June 15, Trains, Flight Operations to be Suspended Again? PIB Fact Check Debunks Fake News.

The Ministry said that gaming arcade and children playing area should be closed, the kitchen area should be sanitised at regular intervals. Deep cleaning of washrooms among others. Night Curfew Exemption: Don't Stop Trucks With Goods From 9 pm to 5 am, Says MHA in Letter to States and UTs.

Here Are Preventive Measures To Be Taken At Hotels:

  • Posters/ standees/ AV media on COVID preventive measures displayed at all times
  • Deep cleaning of washrooms
  • Safe Disposal of face covers/masks/gloves
  • Hand sanitizers to be kept at reception for guests to use before filling forms and A&D register
  • Room service to be encouraged, instead of dine-in.
  • Gaming arcade/Children play area closed
  • Personal Protection gear shall be made available by the hotel to staff
  • Restricted number of people in elevators Use of escalators with one person on alternate steps
  • For more details visit the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) website-

Besides this, the health ministry said that generic preventive measures should be followed. face covers/masks should be used. People should maintain adequate social distancing while queuing for entry in public places. Also, there should be separate entry and exit for guests and staff.

PM Modi has held several such meeting with CMs to discuss COVID-19 lockdown. The last PM-CM conference was on May 11 to discuss the coronavirus crisis and exit strategy. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Home Minister Amit Shah and other ministers were present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, as per the Friday morning update by Minister of Health and Family Welfare, COVID-19 cases in India has reached 2.97,535. Of these, active cases are 1,41,842 and 1,47,195 patients have recovered. Till now, 8,498 individuals have also died due to the infection.

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