Sixteen states have in the recent past seen increased positivity and an increased number of daily positive cases.
Not more than 500 people are allowed in a gathering and face masks are compulsory for all, said health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar.
The findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, can help policy-makers and public health authorities to identify appropriate levels of intervention to keep COVID-19 outbreaks in check.
Keeping this in mind, the high movement of people between Telangana and Maharashtra is likely to bring the variant here, resulting in a surge in cases, experts have noted.
While Delhi recorded 5,673 new cases in the last 24 hours, Bengal repoted 37,111 active cases during the same period.
In Moscow, the number of new daily infections started to grow last week and was up to over 1,500 on Friday from under 700 two weeks ago.
Similarly in rural areas of the district, while 1,165 positive cases were detected during the five months, 2,193 cases were reported in August.
Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said senior IAS and IPS officers had made surprise visits to different places in both the cities on Friday and based on their feedback videos were shot by drones.