New Delhi: Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday mentioned RNA of SARS-CoV-2 virus was discovered within the sewage samples from Delhi and Mumbai, information company ANI reported.
In response to the report, the well being minister mentioned the Centre is engaged on ‘alert mode’ to manage the unfold of Covid 19.
He added that they’re conducting environmental, sewage and human surveillance to watch the scenario.
Mandaviya additional appealed to the individuals to put on masks, keep away from crowded locations and comply with Covid applicable behaviour.
We’re engaged on alert mode to manage the unfold of Covid19; conducting environmental, sewage & human surveillance. Virus RNA present in sewage samples in Delhi&Mumbai.Urge individuals to put on masks,keep away from crowded locations&comply with Covid applicable behaviour: Union Well being Min Dr Mandaviya pic.twitter.com/uQgHtKUAva
— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2022
Notably, this comes a day after Mandaviya held a gathering with the state well being ministers to establish the Covid scenario.
He requested the states and UTs to comply with the ‘check, observe, deal with and vaccinate’ technique and comply with Covid applicable behaviour.
Mandaviya additionally requested the states to be alert and mentioned that the Centre and states must work in a collaborative spirit as was achieved throughout the earlier Covid waves.
Holding in thoughts the upcoming festive season, the Well being Ministry requested the states and UTs to make sure carrying masks, sustaining hand hygiene and bodily distancing.
The ministry directed the states to maintain a observe of influenza and flu-like signs for detecting early rise in Covid traits. The Union Well being Minister additionally requested the states to ship the constructive Covid samples for genome sequencing. The states have additionally been requested to take inventory of the hospital infrastructure and logistical necessities.
The ministry additionally mentioned that the Covid vaccine effort needs to be stepped up by creating extra consciousness campaigns.