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New Delhi : In a telephonic conversation on September 1, 2021, with the Health Ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the Covid-19 situation in these States. Due to the rising cases in Kerala, the Union Health Minister discussed matters related to Covid-19 management in those areas of States of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, which border kerala.

Highlighting the need to take adequate steps to contain the inter-state spread of Covid-19, Mandaviya requested the respective Health Ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to increase the pace of vaccination in the districts bordering Kerala, according to a PIB release.

The Government of India has been at the forefront in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Vaccination forms an integral component of the five-point strategy of Government of India to fight the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat and Covid Appropriate Behaviour).  India has been running the largest vaccination drive against Covid-19 since January 16, 2021.