25 districts in 15 states have not reported new Covid-19 cases: Govt

Twenty-five districts throughout 15 states which had detected Covid-19 infections earlier have contained the unfold and reported no new instances in 14 days, the Union stated on Monday.

The ministry asserted that the federal government has sufficient shares to conduct assessments for as much as six weeks and over 200,000 samples have been examined thus far.

Addressing a press briefing right here, Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal stated β€œ25 districts across 15 states which had reported cases earlier have contained the virus and have not detected new ones in 14 days. This is a positive development.”

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The districts are Gondia (Maharashtra), Raj Nand Gaon (Chhattisgarh), Davangiri (Karnataka), South Goa, Wayanad and Kottayam (Kerala), West Imphal (Manipur), Rajouri (J&Okay), Aizwal West (Mizoram), Mahe in Puducherry, SBS Nagar in Punjab, Patna, Nalanda and Munger in Bihar, Pratapgarh in Rajasthan, Panipat, Rohtak and Sirsa in Haryana, Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, and Bhadradari Kothagudem in Telangana.

Agarwal additionally stated that the Core Strategy Group on Covid-19 was engaged on speedy and economical diagnostics in addition to new medicine.

β€œThe group has been fashioned, based mostly on an in depth assessment of Covid-19 analysis, undertaken by Union Health Minister Harshvardhan together with CSIR and its 38 labs. The group is engaged on digital and molecular surveillance, speedy and economical diagnostics, new medicine, repurposing of medication and related manufacturing β€œ he stated.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research officers, 206,212 assessments for Covid-19 have been performed thus far.

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