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Covid: Centre explains 5 steps discussed with States to curb virus spread

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Covid: Centre explains 5 steps discussed with States to curb virus spread

Covid: Centre explains 5 steps discussed with States to curb virus spread

Centre on Saturday spoke on the five steps discussed with the States that have high number of Covid-19 cases.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that Centre discussed the steps with States to curb virus spread.

Centre emphasized on increasing testing, better contact tracing among steps.

Centre also asked States to track close contacts of those who are testing positive.

ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava spoke on whether Covishield and Covaxin are effective against the virus variants.

Watch the full video for more details.


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