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Center asks J&K to step up contact tracing against Delta Plus variant

Last Updated on June 26, 2021 at 3:47 pm

Union Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan has written to the Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and Haryana to step up containment and contact tracing, as measures to prevent the spread of Delta Plus variant.

They have been asked to take up immediate containment measures in affected districts and clusters including preventing crowds and intermingling of people, widespread testing, prompt tracing as well as vaccine coverage on a priority basis.

The Secretary has told them to ensure that adequate samples of positive persons are sent to the designated laboratories promptly so that the clinical epidemiological correlations can be established.