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MoH asks states to prepare for upcoming Yatras, contain Covid-19 spread

Calls for managing crowds at Amarnath, Chardham and other yatras, where large gatherings could help spread Covid-19 and other diseases

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A health worker testing for Covid-19 collects swab samples of residents in Gurugram on April 16, 2022. (PTI photo)

Sohini Das Mumbai
The Union Health Ministry has written to states asking them to take appropriate steps to manage large crowds during upcoming festivals and ‘yatras’ across the country to keep the transmission of infectious diseases like Covid19 in check. The Health secretary also held a review meeting with 14 states on Tuesday which are reporting a week-to-week spike in Covid-19 cases. 

Major religious yatras like Amarnath Yatra, Kanwar Yatra, Chardham Yatra are expected to start in the next few days.

In his letter, the Union Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has highlighted that in the upcoming months huge gatherings of people are expected at various

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 4:32 PM IST

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