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Jun 28, 2020
7:28AM

Corona testing in Uttar Pradesh crosses 20,000 samples per day

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Uttar Pradesh government has emphasized the need to strengthen Corona testing facilities and create mass awareness about measures to contain Covid 19. Testing for Corona in the state has crossed 20 thousand samples per day. More than 6 lakh 63 thousand corona tests have been conducted in state so far. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressing satisfaction on crossing the testing facility 20 thousand test per day , has instructed to make it 25 thousand tests every day.
 
He has asked to establish Covid Help Desks in industrial units , district Hospitals , CHCs including other places and make people more aware on Corona. Additional Chief Secretory Home Awanish Awasthi informed that a Covid campaign will be carried out in state from 5th July where medical teams will visit revenue villages and urban areas and survey the health status of people. He told, a Unique initiative is being taken in the state, to inspire people on Covid through crowdsourcing idea.
 
People have been asked to upload their videos on Covid-19, out of which 100 good videos will be selected, and will be given an  award of  rupees 10 thousand each. Similarly people have been asked to send 150 words  write-up on  safety from  Covid-19 and 10 good ideas will also be given a prize of rupees 10 thousand each. 

He said on the instruction of Chief Minister a special program on door to door medical screening and awareness will be conducted in Meerut division from 1st to 7th July. Meanwhile  recovery rate from Covid -19 in state has reached 65.95 percent. As of now 14,215 corona patients have got recovered and there are 6,684 Corona active cases in state. 

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