Three new variants of COVID-19, from the UK, South Africa and Brazil, have been reported to this point in India, Minister of State for Well being Ashwini Choubey advised the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
As on March 4, 2021, a complete 242 samples have examined constructive for various variants in India, Mr Choubey mentioned in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question concerning the full quantity of people that have been contaminated with the brand new strains.
On whether or not the individuals who have been contaminated as soon as may get re contaminated by the brand new virus pressure, Mr Choubey mentioned as per World Well being Group, within the three international locations the place the pandemic is being pushed by the variant mutants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, specifically United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, the South African and Brazilian variants have the potential to reinfect individuals who’ve been beforehand contaminated with SARS-CoV-2.
The federal government has supplied 5.86 crore doses of “Made in India” COVID-19 vaccines to 71 international locations as grant in addition to industrial gross sales by producers and as a part of worldwide agreements of producers until March 15, Rajya Sabha was knowledgeable on Tuesday.
Exterior provides are being undertaken with due regard to home manufacturing, Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan mentioned in a written reply. “Precedence is accorded to utilisation of doses inside the nation and guaranteeing ample availability for the nationwide vaccination programme,” he mentioned.
Listed here are the Newest Information Reside Updates:
To include the surge in COVID-19 circumstances, the Gujarat authorities on Tuesday determined to implement an evening curfew in “4 metros” Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot.
“The 4 cities shall be observing evening curfew between 10 pm and 6 am beginning March 17. It will proceed until March 31,” a press release issued by the state authorities learn.
“The pre-night curfew system shall be maintained in these 4 metros until 16 March from 12 am to six am,” it mentioned.
A 33-year-old man, at present admitted at LNJP Hospital right here, has develop into the primary confirmed case of COVID-19 brought on by the South Africa variant of the novel coronavirus in Delhi, sources mentioned on Tuesday.
He was delivered to the hospital a couple of week in the past, and has been saved remoted in a separate unit, a supply mentioned.
The LNJP Hospital had earlier additionally admitted individuals who had been discovered constructive for UK pressure of COVID-19, and after their remedy about two such sufferers had remained until February finish, a senior physician had earlier mentioned.