Centre rushes team to 7 States reporting highest COVID-19 cases

According the Union Health Ministry Centre has deputed Multi-disciplinary High Level Central teams to States/UTs witnessing surge in cases.Health Secretary has written letter to 7 States/UTs on recent increase in COVID19 Cases & advises specific measures to be taken.

The Centre has written to Maharashtra , Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh , Gujarat, Punjab and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir reporting rise in daily COVID cases.

“In the letter written by the Union Health Secretary, he has exhorted Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to focus on undertaking aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission and to ensure that RT-PCR testing is amplified to flush out hitherto undetected cases from the population. These States/UT have been advised to increase testing in a focussed manner in the affected districts with the appropriate split of RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests and to also ensure that all symptomatic negatives of antigen tests are compulsorily tested via RT-PCR tests. The positive persons must be promptly isolated/hospitalised, all their close contacts be traced and also tested without delay.” the letter stated

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