Coronavirus in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Update: Amit Shah for providing Rapid Antigen Kits to two states

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Updated: Jul 02, 2020 9:42 PM

Coronavirus in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today held a meeting to review the management of COVID-19 situation in NCR and discuss a unified strategy to tackle COVID pandemic.

Coronavirus in Haryana, Uttar PradeshCoronavirus in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh: Amit Shah reviews the situation in NCR. Source: Twitter/@MHA

Coronavirus in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today held a meeting to review the management of COVID-19 situation in NCR and discuss a unified strategy to tackle COVID pandemic. Apart from Shah, Health Minister  Dr Harsh Vardhan, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Haryana CM ML Khattar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other senior officials were present in the meeting.

In the meeting, Shah favoured the use of Rapid Antigen Test kits to help reduce the COVID-19 transmission rate. He said that these kits can be provided to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, news agency PTI reported.

According to MHA, Shah suggested early hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients to reduce mortality rates.  Amit Shah also suggested extensive use of Aarogya Setu, Itihaas Apps to help in mapping of COVID-19 cases in NCR.

Shah further said that UP and Haryana can avail AIIMS-Telemedicine consultation through which patients will get advice from experts. Also, small hospitals in both states can take guidance from AIIMS thru Tele-videography.

Delhi government today operationalized the “country’s first plasma bank” for COVID-19 patients. Amid rising coronavirus cases, the bank has been established on the premises of Delhi government-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS). The Bank will operate from 8 am to 8 pm, a senior official of the facility said. “While the plasma donation area has been set up on the second floor of the hospital building, the plasma drawn from donors will be cryogenically stored in the blood bank facility in the ILBS campus,” the official was quoted as saying by PTI.

Haryana today reported 11 more coronavirus deaths as it recorded the highest single-day spike of 568 cases, taking the number of infections to 15,509. Gurgaon reported four coronavirus deaths, Faridabad three, Karnal two while a fatality each took place in Rohtak and Hisar, according to a state Health Department bulletin.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh reached 735 today, with 17 more fatalities. The total number of coronavirus cases in UP has mounted to 24,825 after 769 fresh infections were reported.

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