Amid an increase in Covid circumstances in some European and East Asian international locations, Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday directed officers to take care of a excessive stage of alertness and surveillance, and perform genomic sequencing aggressively.
At a high-level assembly, chaired by the minister, the federal government’s choice of resuming scheduled worldwide flights from March 27, the vaccination scenario and the extent of genomic surveillance had been reviewed.
“Given the rising circumstances in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, and a few European international locations, a high-level assembly was held by the Union well being minister with senior authorities officers and consultants.
“The minister has directed aggressive genomic sequencing, heightened surveillance and a excessive stage of alertness,” an official supply mentioned.
Senior authorities officers together with Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Division of Biotechnology secretary Dr Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary within the Division of Prescription drugs S Aparna, NITI Aayog member (Well being) V Okay Paul, ICMR Director-Common Dr Balram Bhargava and AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria and Dr N Okay Arora, the chairman of the COVID-19 working group of NTAGI, attended the assembly.
China has been witnessing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 within the final two years forcing the nation to position hundreds of thousands underneath lockdown in determined makes an attempt to curb the surge. The scenario has additionally deteriorated in Hong Kong.
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