Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, will call an emergency meeting on Thursday in response to a sudden uptick in Covid cases across several nations. The Delhi government is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and the chief minister has ordered the health department to ensure sample genome sequencing and take other necessary precautions to prepare for any eventuality.
“The Delhi government is on guard Tomorrow’s coronavirus emergency meeting has been called by CM Kejriwal, “a representative said on Wednesday.
The central government had on Tuesday urged all states and Union territories to step up the whole genome sequencing of positive samples in order to keep track of emerging variants, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, China, and the US.
Mansukh Mandaviya, the health minister, presided over a Covid review meeting with experts and senior officials and emphasized the importance of ongoing surveillance. “Covid is still going on. I’ve told everyone involved to be vigilant and step up security. We are equipped to handle any circumstance “said the minister.
State governments have been asked to step up efforts to stop any potential Covid spread as the holidays and the New Year draw near. India has brought back random testing at airports for travellers from abroad.
The government announced that random sample testing for travellers arriving from China and other nations would take place at airports.
The action was taken in response to growing worries about the spread of Covid in China following the recent relaxation of stringent lockdown regulations. hospitals and healthcare establishments.