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Centre warns states as 46 districts report more than 10% positivity rate

The Centre said all districts that have reported a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent in recent weeks should consider imposing strict restrictions to prevent further spread of the infection

The Centre said all districts that have reported a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent in recent weeks should consider imposing strict restrictions to prevent further spread of the infection. The Centre asked states to ensure that effective measures are taken to prevent crowding and intermingling of people in these districts.

It also advised states to ramp up Covid-19 testing and vaccination in the critical districts.

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Reviewing the Covid scenario in 10 states that are either showing a rise in cases or have a high positivity rate, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan warned any laxity will result in deterioration of the situation in these districts.

The 10 states that are showing a rising trend in Covid-19 cases are Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur.

The government said while 80 per cent of active cases reported by these states are under home isolation, local authorities have to strictly monitor such cases to break the chain of transmission.

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