COVID-19 Spike: Govt Urges Four States To Take Steps, Maintain Strict Vigil

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New Delhi: The Union Health Secretary has written to officials of Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, urging them to take adequate steps to curb the spread of coronavirus cases. These four states have, of late, been reporting a spike in daily new cases.

The Union Health ministry is all the more concerned in view of the new strain of the virus observed in some countries, which has been reported in a few Indian states as well.

Drawing attention to the low and declining testing rates in these states, the Health secretary has warned against any laxity at this crucial junction when the vaccination programme is set to be rolled out in the country.

Advising the states to maintain a ‘strict vigil’, the Health secretary has urged them to aggressively implement the ‘Test-Track-Treat’ strategy adopted by the country.

The states have been assured of all necessary support from the Health ministry required to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

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