Yogi Calls For Stepped Up Vigil In Wake Of Delta Plus Variant Of COVID, Stressed On More Genome Sequencing
Lucknow, June 25 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath on Friday asked officials to step up vigil in view of patients infected with the new variant 'Delta +' of the Coronavirus being found in many states of the country.
"Uttar Pradesh will have to take special precautions. According to experts, this time the variant is more dangerous than before. The State Level Health Expert Advisory Committee has prepared a detailed recommendation report to prevent this. According to the report, it can be more harmful to children of other age groups" he told a group of officials - Team 9, which oversees the management of COVID in the state since last year.
All necessary steps should be taken as per the advice of experts without delay and public awareness efforts should be made through the members of the State Level Health Expert Advisory Committee and other senior doctors so that people get the right information, he further stated.
The saffron-robed chief minister also sought cooperation from the media for this. Calling for more and more sample collection for Genome sequencing for in-depth investigation of the delta + variant of Covid, the chief minister said that sequencing should be done by taking samples of people coming to the state by railway, bus, air route. Samples should also be taken from districts.
According to the results, mapping of Delta + effective areas should be done as this will facilitate relief efforts, he added while instruction concerned officials to make necessary arrangements in KGMU and BHU to facilitate genome sequencing in the state.
The preliminary results of the sero survey conducted in the past are giving good signs, he was informed by officials as according to preliminary results, high-level antibodies have been confirmed in people in the survey. Adityanath also batted for incorporation of Covid prevention practices like a double mask, sanitization, two yards in our day-to-day lifestyle and avoiding overcrowding.