"One-third of the total COVID tests per day should be conducted through RT-PCR and the rest by Rapid Antigen method. The COVID positivity rate should be kept lower than 4 percent and death rate below one per cent," he said.The Chief Minister also asked to take up enforcement exercise to check observance of social distancing and use of masks norms actively. Create micro-containment zones as and where required.
Asserting that the effective surveillance system and contact tracing can save many lives from COVID, the Chief Minister said the mass awareness at every level is necessary till the vaccine comes in themarket. Putting emphasis on maintaining the timeline of all the projects, he pointed out that the utilisation certificate should be furnished after physical verification of the project at the earliest. "To achieve timely completion of the projects but at the same time there should not be any compromise with the quality of work."The Chief Minister laid stress on the hundred per cent Geo-tagging of toilets constructed underPM Awas Yojana, CM Awas Yojana or Swacch Bharat Mission. He said that the paddy purchasecentres are being opened from October 1,2020. "The arrangements in view of the COVID-19 shouldbe made accordingly and ensure that purchase prices should not be less than Minimum SupportPrice (MSP)," he directed.He said the proposals for Village Secretariat should be sent after identifying the land without any delay, adding that the foundation laying of these should be done at the hands of public representatives who should be taken into confidence in all the development works.
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