Cabinet Secy Rajiv Gauba holds review meeting on COVID-19 with Chief Secretaries/DGPs of all states

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba (file image)

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Wednesday took a meeting via video-conferencing with all the Chief Secretaries/DGPs of all the states to review the preparedness against the coronavirus outbreak.

In the meeting, the states were sensitized about the intensive contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants as this has increased the risk of containment efforts of COVID-19.

The states were asked to complete the contact tracing process on a war footing. It has been found that foreigners who had participated in the Tablighi Jamat had violated visa conditions.

The states were also asked to initiate action for violation of visa condition against the foreigners and the organizers of the event.

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Furthermore, the states were asked to implement the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana within the next week. This will involve large cash transfer to beneficiaries. It should be organized in a staggered manner to ensure social distance.


It was noted that lockdown is being implemented effectively all over the country. The states were asked to ensure that intra-state movement of goods is allowed without any hindrance while maintaining social
distance.

The manufacturing of essential goods should be ensured. It should also be ensured that the supply chains of such goods are maintained.

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