What did the central government say about this new form of corona?
The Union Ministry of Health on Thursday (November 26) ordered a strict corona virus test for travelers from three countries. In a letter to all the states and union territories, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the corona test of all travelers from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong should be taken seriously. If anyone shows signs of Covid-19, they should be quarantined immediately.
The Central Government has given these instructions to the States
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the National Center for Disease Control of India (NCDC) has informed the government that the new version B1.1. Following Bhushan’s instructions, all states will have to send samples of covid-positive travelers to designated laboratories of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium, which tracks and monitors the variants.
Learn about the new variant of Corona B.1.1.
The case of Hong Kong is that of a South African traveler. Scientists in South Africa said in a news conference on Thursday (November 25) that the changes in B1.1.529 were “relevant because they could help prevent the body’s immune response and make it more contagious.” According to the South African Institute for Communicable Diseases, this form can be contagious.
The highest incidence of B1.1529 variant has been observed in Gੇਂttingen, Northwest and Limpopo. “We have alerted the health authorities across the country,” said Dr. Michelle Groom, head of public health surveillance and response.