India, April 8 -- As the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Haryana reached 119, with 79 of them linked to the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin, the state health department has geared up to increase testing to prevent further local transmission. Rajeev Arora, Haryana's additional chief secretary, health department, talks to Archana Mishra about the measures taken to deal with the contagion, local transmission, testing facilities and safety of front-line healthcare workers.

Till today, the number of positive cases in the state is 119, of which 15 have been discharged. We have 102 active patients. Of these, 79 are Jamaat attendees while 23 are either overseas travellers or those who came in contact with Covid-19 patients. These 79 cas...