Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the situation related to Covid-19 and related aspects in the country at a high-level meeting this afternoon.
The meeting comes a day after four cases of BF.7 variant of Omicron, which is responsible for the surge in Covid-19 cases in China, was found in India.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday reviewed the situation and asked people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour, including wearing masks in crowded places and getting vaccinated.
Official sources have said random sample testing will be done at airports for international passengers arriving from China and other countries. There has been a sudden spurt in Covid cases in China and some other countries.
Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, China, and the US, the central government had on Tuesday urged all states and union territories to gear up the whole genome sequencing of positive samples to keep track of emerging variants.
In a letter to the states and UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had said such an exercise will enable timely detection of newer variants, if any, circulating in the country and will facilitate the undertaking of requisite public health measures.
Public health challenge of Covid-19 still persists around the world with around 35 lakh cases reported weekly.
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