Modi calls for increased testing across India

Modi calls for increased testing across India
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  • calendar-gray 17 March 2021

India's PM Narendra Modi has urged state authorities to increase coronavirus testing and tracking to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, APA reports citing BBC.

"If we don't stop the growing pandemic right here, then a situation of a nationwide outbreak can get created," Modi told a virtual conference of leaders of Indian states.

The conference was called as India registered more than 28,000 daily cases, the highest since December.

India is conducting a massive vaccination drive to inoculate around 300 million people in the first phase. More than 30 million people have received at least one dose of the two vaccines approved by the government.

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