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Delhi govt plans sero-survey every month, next sample collection in August

DNA Wednesday, 22 July 2020 ()
The sero-surveillance was conducted by Union Health Ministry's National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with the Delhi government from June 27 to July 10. A fresh sero-survey will be conducted in the national capital from August 1-5, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.
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