Comply with COVID-19 protocol or postpone Bharat Jodo Yatra, Well being Minister Mandaviya urges Rahul Gandhi

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Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. File photograph
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Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has written a letter to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asking to comply with the COVID-19 tips strictly through the occasion’sBharat Jodo Yatra.

“Follow the COVID guidelines strictly during Bharat Jodo Yatra which is going on in Rajasthan. Use of masks-sanitiser should be implemented. Only vaccinated people should participate,” the Well being Minister mentioned within the letter written on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Mr. Mandaviya has additionally requested to postpone the foot march if the next protocol just isn’t doable. “If following COVID protocol is not possible then the Bharat Jodo Yatra be postponed in the national interest, taking note of the public health emergency,” the letter additional said.

Reacting to the Union Well being Minister’s letter to Congress, occasion MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned, “I want to ask BJP did PM Modi follow COVID protocols during Gujarat Polls? I think Mansukh Mandaviya is not liking Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra but people are liking it and joining it. Mandaviya has been deputed to divert the public’s attention.”

Notably, the Yatra noticed its final day in Rajasthan on Tuesday and entered Haryana on Wednesday. Mr. Mandaviya, in response to the sources will maintain a gathering with senior officers and experts on the COVID-19 scenario within the nation at present. The bodily assembly will begin at 11:30, sources instructed ANI.

He may also evaluate conferences on Covid-19 conditions in different international locations.ln view of the sudden spurt of instances being witnessed in Japan, USA, Korea, Brazil and China, it’s important to gear up entire genome sequencing of constructive case samples to trace variants by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) community, writes Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to States and Union Territories.

“All states are requested to ensure that as far as possible samples of all positive cases, on a daily basis, are sent to the designated INSACOG Genome Sequencing Laboratories (IGSLs) that are mapped to the States and UTs,” mentioned Union Well being Secretary.

Amid the rising COVID instances in China, a high Indian well being skilled on Tuesday cautioned the folks whereas asking them to maintain a detailed vigil on the scenario within the nation.Nevertheless, the skilled mentioned that there’s nothing to panic about because the nation’s system is “vigilant”.

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