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Priyanka slams UP govt over Covid-19 spike, alleges negligence in testing

There has been a jump of 200 per cent in Covid-19 cases in three districts of UP, 400 per cent in three districts and above 1,000 per cent in one district, Priyanka Gandhi said

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

"According to media reports, 70 per cent of the Covid-infected people in Prayagraj died within 48 hours of testing positive," she said.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the rapid rise in coronavirus cases, alleging that the disease has taken a "gigantic form" as the Yogi Adityanath dispensation did not pay attention to key containment measures such as testing and contact tracing.
The Congress general secretarycriticised the state government's response to the Covid-19 crisis, alleging that it is indulging in propaganda, instead of dealing with the pandemic.
"Despite almost three months of lockdown and all claims of the UP government, coronavirus cases have increased sharply in 25 districts of UP in July," she said in

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First Published: Jul 18 2020 | 4:20 PM IST

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