'Focus should remain on test and trace,' PM Modi said at the Covid review meeting

PM Narendra Modi has directed all states to focus urgently on intense testing and micro-containment in order to break the second Covid wave's chain of transmission, stressing that vaccination is a long-term and ongoing strategy in the fight against the pandemic. The Prime Minister also called for a "vaccination utsav" to coincide with the birth anniversaries of icons Jyotiba Phule and B R Ambedkar to achieve 100% vaccination of people aged 45 and up in high-risk districts. The meeting took place amid a tense standoff over vaccine dose supply between the Centre and non-BJP-ruled states. To know more, watch the full video!