Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need to increase coronavirus testing in Gujarat in view of the “high positivity rate” prevailing in the state. The PM made the suggestion during his virtual interaction with chief ministers of 10 states, including Gujarat’s Vijay Rupani, on the latest COVID-19 situation.
“Testing needs to be ramped up especiallyin those states where testing rate is low and positivity rate is high. These states are Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal and Telangana. “This suggestion to increase testing in these states emerged during this review meeting,” said Modi in his address.