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Centre to send high-level team to support COVID-19 management in Kerala

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New Delhi, Jan 06: The Centre will send a high-level team to support public health interventions for COVID-19 management in Kerala as the state has been reporting a 'very high' number of daily coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

The team headed by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr S K Singh, will reach Kerala on Friday.

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'Kerala has been reporting a very high number of daily new COVID-19 cases since the past many days,' the Union Health Ministry said, adding that the team will reach the state day after tomorrow.

During the last seven days, a total of 35,038 new cases were logged in Kerala, and around 5,000 new cases are added daily to the state's COVID-19 tally, it said.

'The team will review the public health interventions in management of COVID-19 by the state government of Kerala and support state health authorities in these measures,' it said.

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The central government has been deputing teams from time to time as an ongoing effort to strengthen efforts of various state and union territory (UT) governments for COVID-19 management.

These teams interact with state and UT authorities and get a first hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them so as to strengthen their ongoing activities and remove bottlenecks, if any, the ministry stated.

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