PM Modi in meeting to the Chief Ministers says, 'there is a need to increase testing in these states'
PM Modi in meeting to the Chief Ministers says, 'there is a need to increase testing in these states'

Lucknow: Amidst growing cases of COVID-19 in India, PM Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers of the worst affected Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and UP. Due to this, Prime Minister Modi said that in states where the testing rate is low, and where the positivity rate is high, there is a need to increase the test. Especially in Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Telangana, this meeting has given special emphasis to increase investigation.

The meeting was attended by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also participated in this meeting. After the first lockdown was announced in March this year, PM Modi had several meetings with the Chief Ministers regarding the status of COVID-19 virus.

Prime Minister Modi said in the meeting that if we identify the cases within 72 hours of the beginning, then this infection can be controlled to a great extent. Therefore, it is important that all those who come in contact with the infected person should be tested within 72 hours. He said that our experience so far is that against COVID-19, containment, contact tracing and surveillance is the most effective weapon. Every effort is being made to deal with Corona.

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