Thursday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya briefed the Lok Sabha on the preventive measures taken in response to the worldwide increase in Covid-19 cases. Mandaviya wore a face mask to the Lok Sabha session.
Several members of parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, and others, were spotted wearing face masks. Members of both houses have been instructed to wear face masks, utilise hand sanitizers, and maintain social distance.
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Mandaviya stated that India has begun random testing of 2% of international travellers beginning on Thursday (December 22). According to a report by the news agency PTI, at least three cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7 have been detected in India.
The Minister of Health stated that all states have been tasked with expeditiously sequencing the genomes of every Covid patient. This will allow health officials to monitor the emergence of new variations and develop treatment options accordingly. It will also assist authorities in developing the most effective preventative measures.
In anticipation of the impending holiday season, including Christmas and New Year’s, the Union Health Minister stated that states have been instructed to remain vigilant, raise awareness about the importance of masks and hand sanitisers, and keep social distance to prevent the spread of the illness.
Mandaviya stated that the ever-changing nature of coronavirus continues to represent a threat to global health. “Over the past several days, Covid instances have increased globally, but in India, they have decreased. We are seeing an increase in Covid cases and deaths in China,” he stated in his statement to the Lok Sabha.
The Minister of Health also encouraged the public to receive the coronavirus vaccine and booster injections. “The health department’s management of the Covid-19 epidemic has been fairly proactive.” The federal government has offered states with financial help to combat the pandemic. To date, 220 billion Covid vaccination injections have been administered, he informed the Lower House.
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