Covid19: Doubling rate slows down to 17.4 days
Cabinet Secretary today held a video conference with Chief Secretaries, Secretary Health and Secretary Urban Development of all the states. Union Health Ministry said, States were advised to focus on containment, testing and tracing, health infrastructure up-gradation, case clinical management and community engagement for effective management of COVID-19.
States were also asked to also pay special attention to the emerging epicentres and undertake stringent containment measures to check the spread of virus.
States were advised that active house-to-house surveillance through Special Teams in containment zones is critical for early identification of cases. It was emphasized that going forward preventive measures are extremely important especially for vulnerable population, elderly and co-morbid patients. The Ministry said, States were requested to undertake extensive community outreach to encourage social distancing and promotion of Covid appropriate behaviour in the community at all times.