The Union health ministry has been engaging with several states and UTs that are witnessing a surge in Covid cases and high mortality in some districts during the past two days. The high-level teams will assist the state and the UT in strengthening public health measures for containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of Covid patients with the aim to reduce mortality and save lives,” the ministry said. “They shall also guide them in effectively addressing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up,” said ministry official. Health ministry has sent central teams to Punjab and Chandigarh. According to the official, due to surge of high covid cases and mortality, Tripura is also in the list of Central team.