30 JUNE 2021
Alert on Delta Plus
FOLLOW COVID-19 APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
The Ministry of Health has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court that there is no global scientific evidence that the pandemic would target children and the government has geared up to deal with any situation in the country.
“Possibility of any such resurgence would necessarily be speculative at this stage. However, the possibility of resurgence would depend on the behaviour pattern of the virus and the behaviour of the citizens, whether they follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour or not.”
Meanwhile the Central Government has warned that the Delta Plus variant has increased transmissibility and directed the States to initiate stringent measures to contain the ‘variant of concern’.
Measures such as widespread testing, preventing crowds and inter-mingling of people in social functions are to be advocated immediately.
The World Health Organisation also warned that the Delta variant has been identified in 96 countries and it is ‘most transmissible’ of SARS-CoV-2 variants spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated populations in the world.
A mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2) is now named the Delta variant. When the Delta variant develops additional mutations, it is called Delta Plus.