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Economic Times | 03 Jul, 2020 | 12.08AM IST
July 2, 2020 Highlights: India eyes antigen tests to control Covid amid record spike in many states
States of Gujarat, Goa, Bihar and Maharashtra have reported highest single day spike on July 2. Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah has said Rapid Antigen Test kits should be used to reduce Covid transmission rate.
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