Corona Virus News Update : Act decisively in terms of large scale vaccination to arrest rising COVID cases

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Hyderabad, Feb 27 : Union Cabinet Secretary Dr Rajiv Gauba has emphasized the need to act decisively in terms of containment, surveillance and large scale vaccination which would help in arresting the rising trend in the Covid cases.

Dr Rajiv said this after holding a video conference with the Chief Secretaries of states on Saturday, an official release here said.

Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar informed him that the situation in the state is fully under control.

The positivity rate is 0.43 and less than 200 cases are being reported daily in the state. Occupancy in the hospitals, both in private and government, is also low. Rapid Antigen tests are being conducted in 1100 locations across the state which has been the game changer in the state, Mr Kumar observed. If anyone found positive, medicine kit is given immediately, he said.

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

Mr S A M Rizvi, Secretary to Government (HM&FW), Mr Srinivas Rao, Director Public Health, Mr Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education and other officials took part in the video conference.


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