Coronavirus: Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID-19 testing strategy, sampling as no. of cases rise - News Summed Up

Coronavirus: Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID-19 testing strategy, sampling as no. of cases rise


Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday (March 31) reviewed sampling and testing strategy for COVID-19 with senior officials of ICMR, Department of Science & Technology, Biotechnology and CSIR. Harsh Vardhan also lauded the public health surveillance and response, technical guidance and laboratory support provided by the ICMR. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there are 1251 confirmed cases of coronavirus cases in the country and 32 fatalities have been reported. Worldwide, coronavirus cases continue to rise dramatically, with the number of infections nearing 8 lakh on Monday. The US has the most cases with over 163,000, followed by Italy at 101,739, Spain 87,956 and China at 82,223.


Source: dna March 31, 2020 10:30 UTC



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