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Centre asks four states to take prompt steps to curb recent spike in Covid-19 cases

IndiaTimes Thursday, 7 January 2021
The Centre has asked four states recording a surge in Covid-19 cases -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal -- to maintain a "strict vigil" and take steps to curb the recent spike. The states have been advised to maintain a "strict vigil" and to take steps to keep a check on the rising cases, especially in view of the new strain of the virus being observed in a few states in India.
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