BF.7 variant 5 cases found in India, China stays on the edge
New Delhi : China is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases with a new BF.7 variant and the fact has put other nations, including India in pressure. The variant has created irrepressible surge in coronavirus cases in China and five cases of the same variant have been found in India.
In the view of sudden surge in coronavirus cases in China and some other countries, Union Health Minister on Wednesday reviewed the situation and asked the country to follow the COVID appropriate behaviour, including wearing masks in the crowded places.
During the meeting, it was highlighted that Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are the top five states contributing in terms of new Covid cases even though there is a consistent decline in the overall Covid caseload in the country.
"COVID is not over yet. I have directed all concerned to be alert and strengthen surveillance. We are prepared to manage any situation," Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.
He also noted that only 27-28 per cent of the eligible Indians have taken the precautionary dose. He also asked people to be vigilant and wear mask in the crowded places.
Meanwhile, there are no changes in the guidelines for international travel.
The government will again hold a meeting next week to monitor the situation.