Union Health Ministry has asked the nine States to ensure strict compliance of Covid appropriate behavior. These States are witnessing high case weekly positivity rate from the past many weeks. The Union Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan has written letters to Chief Secretaries of Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Sikkim and Odisha.
In the letter, States have been asked to take strict containment measures, ramping up of testing, augmentation of health infrastructure, effective clinical management. The States have also been asked to speed up the vaccination drive of all citizen aged above 18 years. The Union Health Ministry has urged these States to share action taken report as per the directions issued under Disaster Management Act.