Centre wants State to act decisively to arrest rising Covid cases

Union Secretary Rajiv Gauba conduction video conference with all Chief Secretaries on the rising of Covid stains in the country

Union Cabinet Secretary Dr Rajiv Gauba emphasized the need to act decisively in terms of containment, surveillance and large scale vaccination to help arrest the rising trend in the Covid cases in the state.


He was interacting with the state Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar through a video conference. The Chief Secretary informed the Union cabinet Secretary that the situation in the state is fully under control and the positivity rate is 0.43 and less than 200 cases are being reported daily in the state. 

Occupancy in the hospitals, both private and government, is also very low. Rapid Antigen tests are being conducted in 1100 locations across the state which has been the game-changer in the state, Chief Secretary observed. If anyone found positive, immediately medicine kit is being given, he said. 

Referring to the vaccination drive, Chief Secretary said that more than 75 per cent of health workers and frontline workers have been vaccinated and the state is fully prepared to roll out the third phase vaccination from March 1st. 

Secretary HM&FW S.A.M. Rizvi, Director of Public Health Srinivas Rao, Director of Medical Education Ramesh Reddy and other officials attended the conference.