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Covid: Test children, elderly, pregnant women on priority, says UP CM to officials

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 28 July 2020 ()
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to test children, pregnant women and elderly for Covid-19 on priority. He stressed on enhancing the testing capacity and ordered the officials to everyday conduct one lakh rapid antigen tests, 40,000-45000 RT-PCR and 2,500 to 3,000 tests through truenat machines.
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