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Amit Shah reviews Covid-19 situation as some states report spike in cases

Shah on reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the country in the wake of sudden spike in cases in a few states

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Home Minister Amit Shah greets as he arrives to attend Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday.
Home Minister Amit Shah | File photo

Union Home Minister on Monday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the country in the wake of sudden spike in cases in a few states.

The review meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and top officials of the two ministries.

The home minister took stock of the situation in the country, particularly in the states which have witnessed a spike in cases recently, a home ministry official said.

The ongoing vaccination drive and the steps needed to check further spread of the virus were discussed in the meeting, the official said.

The possible assistance to be offered to the affected states was also discussed in the meeting, another official said.

There have been reports of sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in states such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

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First Published: Mon, February 22 2021. 19:11 IST