Mumbai: The Health Ministry has informed that Maharashtra and Kerala continues to report the highest daily new COVID-19 cases while the situation in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh has been deteriorating from few days.
"Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,807. It is followed by Kerala with 4,106 while Punjab reported 558 new cases, Health Ministry informed. Meanwhile, India on Thursday reported 16,738 new cases.
Keeping in view of surge in COVID-19 cases in a few states, the central government has rushed high level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala and other states and UT for supporting them in taking new measures for public health targeted COVID response and management and effectively battling the infection.
The three-member teams will be headed by Joint Secretary-level officers in the Union Health Ministry. These teams will monitor closely with the states and UT administration and determine reasons for recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. They will also coordinate with health authorities of the states and UT for mandatory COVID-19 control measures to break the chain of infection.
TRAVELLING TO RAJASTHAN FROM MAHARASHTRA?
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that an RT-PCR negative report will be mandatory for those travelling from Maharashtra and Kerala to the state.
Also, it was decided to launch a vaccination awareness camp in the state. The CM also requested people to follow all COVID norms and avoid any kind of carelessness.