Amidst fears of a third wave of corona infection in the country, the central government has written a letter to five states asking them to take necessary steps to prevent the increasing cases of corona virus and to check the weekly positivity rate. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Saturday warned Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Mizoram as well as the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in this matter.

Bhushan said, there is a need to make further strategy regarding testing, tracking and vaccination in these five states. Along with this, proper rules of Kovid should also be followed to prevent the spread of corona and related deaths. Bhushan has said in the letter that steps need to be taken under the existing test-track-treat-vaccine-covid appropriate behavior strategy to prevent deaths and new cases related to corona.

Bhushan has also asked these five states to take note of the letter he had written to all states and union territories on November 27 amid the growing threat from Omicron. At that time, he had given some suggestions to all the states like expanding the screening and surveillance of international travellers, monitoring of emerging hotspots and immediately tracking the people who came in contact with the infected.

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