Maintain strict vigil, Centre tells states as cases rise again

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NEW DELHI: Amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in several states, the Centre on Saturday asked states to maintain rigorous vigil, follow effective surveillance strategies in respect of potential super spreading events and deal firmly with violations of Covid appropriate behaviour or norms.
Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba held a high level review meeting with eight states witnessing an upswing in cases and senior officials from the Centre. States including

Maharashtra

,

Punjab

,

Gujarat

,

Madhya Pradesh

,

Chhattisgarh

,

West Bengal

, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir have been reporting a high active caseload or an increasing trend in new cases in the last week.
While Maharashtra has shown the highest rise in active cases in the last two weeks, it also continues to report the highest daily new cases followed by

Kerala

.The Centre advised the states to not lower their guard, enforce Covid appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with violations.

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