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Covid 19: Government cautious about Corona virus, Mandaviya will hold meeting with state health ministers today

Pankaj Prasad
Mansukh Mandaviya
Mansukh Mandaviya

PM Modi on Thursday at a high-level Covid review meeting reiterated that Covid is not over yet and urged people to wear masks in crowded places.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with Health Ministers of States and Union Territories on Friday regarding the rising cases of Covid-19 in some parts of the world. Mandaviya took suo moto cognizance of India's preparations in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. He said that we are constantly monitoring the situation. There are no direct flights between China and India, but people come by other routes.

No unknown variant should not enter India 

He said the focus is on ensuring that no unknown variant of the virus enters India and at the same time there should be no hindrance to travel. China and some other countries have seen an increase in Covid cases. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday warned against complacency, called for tighter surveillance and directed that ongoing surveillance measures be strengthened, especially at international airports.

PM Modi holds high-level Covid review meeting 

In a high-level Covid review meeting, PM Modi reiterated that Covid is not over yet and urged people to wear masks in crowded places. The Union Health Ministry has asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure random Covid testing of two per cent of passengers arriving on every international flight at airports from December 24 to reduce the risk of any new variant of coronavirus entering the country. can be reduced.

 Prime Minister Modi stressed the need to ensure that the entire COVID infrastructure, equipment, processes and human resources at all levels maintain high levels of preparedness. During the meeting, PM Modi was informed that there is adequate availability in terms of medicines, vaccines and hospital beds. He advised regular monitoring of the availability and prices of essential medicines.

Apart from Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, NITI Aayog CEO Parameswaran Iyer and several senior officials of Health and Home Ministry attended the meeting through video conference. Meanwhile, UP, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu also called review meetings on Corona.