Mandaviya directs high alertness, aggressive genome sequencing as Covid cases spike in Asia, Europe | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid an increase in Covid circumstances in some European and East Asian nations, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday directed officers to keep up 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 determination of resuming scheduled worldwide flights from March 27, the vaccination state of affairs 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 nations, a high-level assembly was held by the Union well being minister with senior authorities officers and specialists.
“The minister has directed aggressive genomic sequencing, heightened surveillance and a excessive stage of alertness,” an official supply stated.
Senior authorities officers together with Well being Secretary Rajesh BhushanDivision of Biotechnology secretary Dr Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary within the Division of Prescription drugs S Aparna, NITI Aayog member (Well being) VK Paul, ICMR Director-Basic Dr Balram Bhargava and AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria and Dr NK 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 put tens of millions below lockdown in determined makes an attempt to curb the surge. The state of affairs has additionally deteriorated in Hong Kong.

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