PATNA: Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has said about the preparations related to the Covid BF.7 variant in the state. On Thursday, he asserted that the state government is fully prepared to handle a surge in Covid-19 case, according to the news report.
Deputy CM, who holds the health portfolio, reviewed the COVID situation in the stat with health officials, civil surgeons, and directors of medical colleges, asking them to gear up in case of an outbreak of the new variant of the coronavirus.
Hospitals are fully prepared, and testing and vaccination are underway in full swing. The medical establishments are equipped with medicines and adequate oxygen supply, he added.
People should take all necessary precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19, he added.
However, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with the state and union territories today regarding the situation of the corona epidemic.
Several states including Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka had called an emergency meeting to take stock of the situation.
Covid BF.7 Variant Symptoms
India has been reporting fewer than 200 cases a day for several days now. As for BF.7, all four cases confirmed so far came up between July and October — three in Gujarat, one in Odisha — and the patients were isolated, treated and have recovered.
The Indian government has started random testing of visitors from abroad — 2 per cent of all landing. Flight to and from China are already banned.
BF.7 has been detected in several other countries around the world including the US, UK, Belgium, Germany, France and Denmark. But it is not necessarily behaving as dangerously in countries other than China.
China is currently struggling with possibly the biggest Covid outbreak the world has seen since the coronavirus was first detected in 2019. Though official data from China is scarce, news agency Bloomberg has cited a study to say it may be recording 10 lakh cases and 5,000 deaths a day.