India's Corona Threat: PM Modi's appeal's to Mask Up As A China Returned Trader Found Positive
The BF7 variant of COVID-19, believed to be driving the recent surge of cases in #China, was first identified in India as far back as July, as per Media reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a review meeting on Thursday amid Corona alert in India. The CEO of NITI Aayog along with minister-officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Health participated in it. The meeting lasted for about two hours. After this, the Prime Minister appealed to the people to wear masks. Along with this, directed to keep a close watch on the condition of Corona, to pay attention to the vaccination of the elderly.
PM Modi talked about strict monitoring of passengers coming from outside at the airport and attention to genome sequencing and testing. According to sources, the government may make it mandatory to wear masks. Guidelines for this will be issued soon.
Here, the corona report of a businessman from Bhavnagar city in Gujarat who returned from China has come positive. After this the health department has been alerted. The report came positive after the rapid test of the businessman. Now the sample has been sent to Gandhinagar for genome sequencing. After identifying the people who came in contact with the youth, they are also being tested.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said – We are keeping an eye on the situation in China. We have not issued any travel advisory yet. But the travelers should follow the guidelines of the country they belong to. Serum Institute of India has sought DCGI approval for its Covax vaccine as a booster dose for those aged 18 years and above. This vaccine can be given to those who have been given two doses of Covishield or Covaxin.