Keeping Close Eye On New Covid Variants, Union Health Minister Tells Parliament: Deets Inside!!!

Mansukh Mandaviya, the union’s minister of health, said the states have been urged to speed up genome sequencing and should enact masking regulations. He continued by saying that random sampling of international travellers had begun in airports. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of Health, stated on Thursday that the Center is closely monitoring new Covid-19 strains because of an enormous increase in infections in China.

The minister stated that the states have been instructed to increase genome sequencing and that masking standards should be implemented in both houses of Parliament. “We are keeping an eye on the global covid situation & are taking steps accordingly. States are advised to increase genome-sequencing to timely identify the new variant of Covid-19”, the minister said.

Mandaviya noted that the Covid-19 virus is continually changing and asserted that the health ministry is proactive in managing the pandemic and has given the states financial support in their battle against the contagious virus. “So far, 220 cr covid vaccine shots have been given”, the minister said.

“From the last few days, Covid cases have been rising in the world but in India, cases are depleting. We are seeing rising Covid cases & deaths due to it in China”, he told the House.According to the ministry, RT-PCR sampling has begun among travellers arriving at the nation’s international airports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s high-level meeting on the Covid-19 situation in the nation precedes Mandaviya’s statement in the Lok Sabha. At 3.30 pm, the PM will convene the meeting.