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UP CM directs officials to increase antigen tests.


By Darshan Kunwar

Lucknow, July 27 (HS) With unprecedented single-day hike to 3578, in Corona virus related positive cases reported on Monday till 3 PM, from across the state, UP Government has braced up its machinery on war-footing in a bid to prevent deadly killer virus further infection with immediate effect.

 As part of move on the front, UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Monday held a high-level meeting with top officials and other functionaries, to take stock of grim situation arising out of sudden jump in the number of Corona virus related positive cases.

 Reviewing the Unlock system situation in the state, Chief Minister Yogi directed top officials concerned, to step up antigen tests to over 1000 in the districts comprising over 25 lakhs population each, and more than 1500 antigen tests in the districts with over 25 lakhs per day. 

He asked officials to ensure that adequate antigen test facilities are made available in each hospital in the districts. CM Yogi also asked Rehabilitation and Industrial Commissioner and other top officials to visit Bareilly, Moradabad and Agra divisions to hold meeting with officials concerned to take stock of the situation. He also directed top health officials to make sure that arrangement of oxygen is made in over 50 beds in all hospitals for Covid-19 patients.

Hindusthan Samachar