Gurugram, Aug. 31 -- Ahead of the festive season, the state health department on Monday advised the chief medical officer and district administration to prohibit social gatherings to the maximum extent possible over concerns of a spike in Covid-19 cases.

"We are looking at the rise of coronavirus infection in Kerala due to festive season, which we do not want to repeat in the district. Employees from multiple departments handling Covid-19 duties have been directed to check the implementation of Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana and take actions accordingly," said Yash Garg, the deputy commissioner.

The state administration on Monday circulated a message on the official WhatsApp group of the district administration, advising officials to re...