The Union health ministry has also directed airport and port health officers to be vigilant.
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The minister said that vaccination against COVID results in low hospitalisation and severity, as is seen globally.
Most of the new cases of the city are from the education hub of Chandrasekhar, Patia, Nayapalli and Sahid Nagar. The infections are suspected to be driven by Omicron.
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It has now been reported by the NCDC that multiple cases of a COVID-19 variant B.1.1529 have been reported in Botswana (3 cases), South Africa (6) and Honk Kong (1 case).
However, Kishan evaded a question on whether he would advise farmers to opt for alternative crops because the FCI had said it would not procure Rabi rice.
Delhi has reported over 1,000 cases of dengue this year, with more than 280 cases logged in the last week, according to a civic report released on Monday last week.
According to the government, the survey will take around two weeks to complete, with one week given for sample collection and another week for the results to come out.
Samples of relatives of patients who came positive and those who came in contact were also taken, but the reports of all were negative.
The unlocking of activities, approaching of the Onam festival (August 20) and reopening of tourism pose challenging scenarios and it is a cause of concern, said National Centre for Disease Control.