Chennai: The Union government has expressed worry over the rising Covid-19 cases in States including Tamilnadu and urged the State governments to intensify steps to bring the pandemic under control.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said,”two States are of grave concern which showed recent surge in cases. First is Maharashtra and second is Punjab. Maharashtra reported over 28,000 cases. The top five districts are Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Thane and Nashik.”
He added that there are other States too which are a matter of serious concern. They are Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh which have recorded a surge in Covid-19 cases.
NITI Aayog member (health) V K Paul expressed concern about the pandemic with cases increasing in some States.
“We have to battle this second peak,” he said and stressed on following the Covid appropriate behaviour and using vaccination as a tool to curb transmission.