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As Covid cases spike, Centre asks six states to keep a strict vigil

Among the states, Maharashtra has reported a rise in weekly cases from 355 to 668

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Shine Jacob Chennai
With Covid cases rising in the country, the central government has written to six states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, and Gujarat  — to be on alert and take steps to control the sudden increase in the number of cases.  
The letter has asked the states to follow a strategy focused on testing, tracking, treating and vaccinating. 

“There are few states which are reporting higher number of cases indicating possible localised spread of infection and there is a need to follow a risk assessment-based approach to prevent and contain the infection, without losing the gains made so far

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 10:48 PM IST

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