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'Maharashtra in beginning of second wave of COVID-19': Centre urges state govt to strict and effective containment strategies

The Free Press Journal | 16/03/2021 06:55 PM | Click to read full article

Amid rising coronavirus cases in the state, the Centre has urged the Maharashtra government to focus on strict and effective containment strategies. In a letter to the Maharashtra government, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that Maharashtra is "in the beginning of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic".

In a strong-worded letter, Bhushan asked the state administration to bring down the state’s test positivity rate and step up contact-tracing and vaccinations.