LIVE | Covid Updates:Delhi authorities to ascertain readiness of govt hospitals on Monday, increase testing | India, World News

BF.7 Variant Fear Live Updates: Amid the global surge in Covid cases, the Indian government has stepped up preparations. To ensure that the COVID-19 health facilities are ready to meet the surge in clinical care needs due to any slippage in cases, the Union health ministry has asked states and Union territories to conduct mock drills in all health facilities on Tuesday. Given the rising trajectory of Covid in many countries, it is necessary to implement necessary public health measures in all states to meet any exigency, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter to states on Saturday. Stepping up measures against Covid, the government on Saturday said the RT-PCR test would be mandatory for travelers from China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand and asked states to conduct a mock test on December 27 to ensure health facilities are ready. including oxygen generating medicinal plants.

On the other hand, as China’s hospitals and morgues are overwhelmed by millions of Covid cases, official data has predicted that millions have been infected since December 1, while the government has allowed the opening of “Internet Hospitals” for affected people to seek a doctor. help reduce overcrowding in clinics. There were nearly 37 million new infections nationwide since Tuesday this week, officials cited the data, highlighting for the first time a rise in cases across the country.

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