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Covid-19: No new variant of concern detected in country since Omicron, Centre tells Lok Sabha | India News

Covid-19: No new variant of concern detected in nation since Omicron, Centre tells Lok Sabha | Information

New Delhi: No new variant of concern of coronavirus has been detected in India since Omicron within the first week of December 2021 in accordance with the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, the Lok Sabha was knowledgeable Friday. Nevertheless, varied Omicron sub-lineages are circulating throughout all states with the medical presentation remaining largely the identical, Minister of State for Well being Bharati Pravin Pawar mentioned in a written reply within the Decrease Home.

In reply to a query, she mentioned Omicron and its sub-lineages are discovered to be related to milder illness as evidenced by the comparatively decrease charges of hospitalizations reported by states and Union Territories.

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Given the emergence of coronavirus variants with variable transmissibility and different public well being implications, the well being ministry is following the COVID-19 trajectory globally and within the nation together with varied professional committees.

The Well being Ministry has requested states and Union Territories to concentrate on the test-track-treat-vaccination technique and adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour and has urged them to stay ready for any surge in trajectory, Pawar mentioned within the written reply.

The Union Ministry of Well being gives requisite help to states and Union Territories to boost preparedness and response capacities in opposition to COVID-19, she mentioned.

“Funding help has been supplied to them for well being system strengthening to fulfill any exigency attributable to resurgence of instances within the nation by means of Nationwide Well being Mission, State Catastrophe Response Funds, Emergency COVID19 Response and Preparedness packages and PM – Ayushman Bharat Well being Infrastructure Mission,” the minister added.

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