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Step Up Testing, Centre Tells 9 States & UTs, Including Odisha

New Delhi: The Centre has urged nine states, including Odisha, and Union Territories (UTs) to ramp up COVID-19 testing.

In a letter to Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja pointed out a considerable decline in COVID-19 testing amid rising cases and said it was a “cause of concern”.

In the absence of sufficient testing, it is rather impossible to determine the true level of infection spread in the community, Ahuja said in her letter dated January 5.