Next 40 days are important, covid cases may increase till January

New Delhi: After the cases of new variant of Corona virus were found in the country, guidelines have also been issued by the Health Department. Passengers arriving at the airport are being screened. Along with this, instructions have also been issued to conduct genome sequencing of samples of infected persons. The Health Department has started work on arrangements from investigation to recruitment. The next 40 days are considered important regarding this, because in January, the cases of Kovid in India can increase rapidly.

In this regard, an official said that earlier it has been observed that the wave of Kovid arrives in India about 30-35 days after its arrival in East Asia. However, health ministry sources said the severity of the infection is low. Even if a wave does occur, the death and hospitalization rates will be very low. Sources said that out of 6,000 tests conducted on the arrivals from outside in the last two days, 39 international travelers have been found to be Covid infected. Sources said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya would soon visit the airport in Delhi and take stock of the testing and screening facilities there.

Government alerted

The central government has made coronavirus testing mandatory for two per cent of passengers arriving on every international flight from Saturday. Sources said that for international passengers arriving from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, it may be mandatory from next week to fill the air facility form and undergo RT-PCR test 72 hours in advance. Amid a spurt in Covid cases in some countries, including China and South Korea, the government has issued an alert and asked states and union territories to be prepared for any eventuality.

Prime Minister Modi and Health Minister Mandaviya have held meetings to assess the country’s preparedness to deal with the surge in cases. Mandaviya said mock drills were conducted at health facilities across India on Tuesday to deal with any spurt in COVID-19 infections.