TEST, TRACK, TREAT!
New Delhi: As Covid-19 cases surge in China, Japan, US, Korea and Brazil, Indian government on Wednesday directed state authorities to be on high alert and to strengthen surveillance.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, while reviewing the states' preparedness for Covid-19, stressed on the utmost need for surveillance, containment and management, and cautioned that the pandemic is not yet over. The minister advised the states/UTs to send samples of all Covid-19 positive cases to Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) labs to facilitate tracking of new variants.
The increasing number of Covid-19 cases in China, Japan, South Korea, France and US are posing a challenge. It is important to be prepared and remain alert against new and emerging strains of covid-19, especially in view of the upcoming festive season. — Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister