There has been a gradual spike in the number of influenza cases in India. Against the backdrop of it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the development. PM Modi warned the country that Covid is far from over.
According to data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded over 1,134 new coronavirus cases, and the number of active cases has increased to 7,026. One death each has been reported from the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Chhattisgarh.
The Prime Minister summoned the meeting after he was briefed about the increasing rate of Covid cases and the increase in the weekly positivity rate.
While reviewing the situation, PM Modi has advised people to take necessary action to control the spread of the virus. According to reports, PM Modi also took note of the increasing number of H1N1 and H3N2 cases in the country.
The Union health officials wrote to six states in India and urged them to follow a risk assessment-based approach to prevent and contain the spread of the virus.
“There are a few states which are reporting higher numbers of cases indicating the possible localised spread of infection, and there is a need to follow a risk assessment based approach to prevent and contain the infection… It is essential that the state must maintain a strict watch and take pre-emptive action if required in any areas of concern to control the emerging spread of infection,” said Union health secretary, Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka.