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Covid-19 : Yogi government bought 50 thousand antigen test kits



The Yogi government of UP is leaving no stone unturned to tackle the corona virus. Now the Yogi government has purchased 50,000 antigen test kits to further strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.

Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Amit Mohan Prasad said that these kits will be used to investigate coronavirus cases hidden in important districts including Meerut.

He said that the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has crossed the 24 thousand mark. Prasad said that the corona cases in Meerut division were cause for concern, so a rapid trial is planned there.

Of the newly recorded cases, 170 cases belonged to the districts of Meerut Division, including Gautam Buddha Nagar (58), Ghaziabad (52), Meerut (42), Bulandshahr (17), Baghpat (9) and Hapur (8).

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi has directed the state Health and Medical Education Department to set up a dedicated laboratory for Ghaziabad district.

Districts that have more than 10 active cases, Lucknow (54), Moradabad (25), Kanpur (23), Aligarh (19), Bulandshahr (17), Varanasi (16), Bareilly (15), Mathura (15) , Gorakhpur (13), Ayodhya (13), Prayagraj (12), Unnao (12), Ballia (10) and Mau (10).



After donating Rs 50 lakh to CM relief funds, actor Rajinikanth urges everyone to follow Covid safety guidelines



Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday met Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin in Chennai to extend his support to the state’s effort to battle the second wave of coronavirus. The superstar also contributed a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Last week, the newly-elected chief minister had appealed to the public and the private organisations to generously contribute towards relief work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I request people to follow all the safety guidelines laid down by the government. Only then we will be able to defeat the coronavirus pandemic,” Rajinikanth told reporters after meeting with the chief minister.

And answering Stalin’s appeal, the who’s who of the Tamil film fraternity have been making significant contributions to the CM’s fund. Earlier, Ajith donated Rs 25 lakh and Suriya along with his father Sivakumar and brother Karthi gave a combined cheque of Rs 1 crore for the fund. Director AR Murugadoss ( Rs 25 lakh), actor Sivakarthikeyan (Rs 25 lakh), director Vetri Maaran (10 lakh), actor Jayam Ravi, his brother Mohan Raja and their father Mohan (made a joint donation of Rs 10 lakh), Soundarya Rajinikanth, her husband Vishagan and father-in-law SS Vanangamudi (together donated Rs 1 crore), Sun Pictures (Rs 30 crore) and many others have already contributed to the state’s relief fund.

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