India: Union Health Ministry, Joint Secretary Luv Agarwal, on monday briefed the media by stating that in 25 districts across 15 states, which had reported corona cases earlier, have not witnessed any new cases in the past 14 days.

After giving the names of all the districts, Joint Secretary, also gave details on the use of technology to combat COVID-19 and urged citizens to download the Aarogya Setu App.

Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal, in his daily media briefing on Monday said, “25 districts across 15 states have reported no positive case in the past 14 days. These districts are – Gondia, Rajnandgaon, Durg, Bilaspur, Devangiri, Kodagu, Udupi, Tumakuru, South Goa, Wayanad, Kottayam, West Imphal, Rajouri, Aizwal West, Mahe, SBS Nagar, Patna, Nalanda, Munger, Pratapgarh, Panipat, Rohtak, Shirsa, Paudhigarwal, and Bhadradri Kothagudem.”

Agarwal also stressed on how technology is utmost important in combating coronavirus , “It is necessary to use cutting edge technology for timely response. Through technology, we are doing live case tracking, case management and implementation of containment plan and monitoring. Through GIS mapping we are tracking positive confirmed cases, active intervention, areas identification, implementation of containment plan, identification of heat map and also to identify areas where we need to work in future. Some districts have also started remote medical consultation to which local medical stores are also connected.”

Speaking about the government’s decision to not release the list of Covid_19 hospitals, he said, “The reason for no list of hospitals is that people should not panic and flood these hospitals. If one feels he is a suspect, he should call the helpline number of the Central or State government.”