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Centre directs 11 states, 2 UTs to ramp up COVID testing to keep pandemic in control


  • The Union Health Ministry has written to Nagaland, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal and  Ladakh over decline in weekly COVID19 testing numbers.
  • In a letter written to these State govts, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said that it is important that the State maintains high testing given the recent increase in travelling, due to various events such as marriages and festive celebrations.