Amit Shah meets CMs of Delhi, UP & Haryana, reviews Covid situation in NCR; stresses on more testing

During the meeting, Shah underlined the need for more testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to help reduce the coronavirus infection transmission rate.

Written by July 2, 2020 21:37

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a meet with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to review the COVID-19 situation in the Delhi-NCR.

The meeting was held to discuss a unified strategy to contain the spread of pandemic.

Amit Shah meet on Covid-19

All the three chief ministers attended the meeting through video conference while Dr Harsh Vardhan was also present in the meeting.

During the meeting, Shah underlined the need for more testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to help reduce the coronavirus infection transmission rate.

“Adoption of more testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to help reduce infection transmission rate. These kits can be provided by GoI to UP and Haryana,” the MHA spokesperson said in a tweet.

Shah also underlined early hospitalisation to reduce mortality rate.

“Focus on early hospitalization to reduce mortality rates. Extensive use of Aarogya Setu & Itihaas App to help mapping of COVID in NCR,” the spokesperson said in another tweet.

UP, Haryana can avail AIIMS service for consultation

According to the MHA, Shah also emphasised on extensive use of Aarogya Setu and Itihaas App to help in mapping of COVID in NCR.

The MHA said that Uttar Pradesh and Haryana can avail AIIMS-Telemedicine consultation through which patients will get advice from experts.