Concerns have been raised over the rise in Kovid-19 cases in the country once again. The epidemic is particularly prevalent in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. In this context, the Delhi government has taken a key decision. People coming to Delhi from these five states are required to have a Kovid-19 negative certificate. It was clarified that these orders will be implemented from Friday (February 26). If you come to Delhi from those states, you must undergo RT-PCR tests and get a negative certificate.
The regulations will take effect from February 26 to March 15. However, official orders are yet to be issued. The orders will be issued by Wednesday evening. According to credible sources, the Delhi government has taken this decision as the number of positive cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab has increased by 86 per cent since last week.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry has announced the identification of two new corona variants in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala. Two variants, N440K and E484K, were identified on Tuesday. The new virus variants have been identified in Maharashtra, said Dr VK Paul, a member of the Nitish Aayog. He said similar virus variants have been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review with the authorities on the new type of corona virus variants identified in the country and the severity of their risk. The meeting was attended by several senior officials, including Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. A total of 187 UK-type corona virus cases, 6 South African strain cases and one Brazil-type case have been identified in the country, said Dr VK Paul, a member of the Justice Commission.