COVID-19: Maharashtra allows under-18 people to visit malls with age proof; state reports ten more Delta Plus variant cases
The state government has already allowed people who are fully vaccinated to visit shopping malls which can remain open till 10 pm on all days.
VK Paul, who also heads the national Covid task force, said given this variant’s geographical spread so far, it is evident that it may not be able to go beyond Delta Plus’s extent of transmission.
The exact number of samples sent for genome sequencing and the period during which they were analyzed is not mentioned.
The Commissioner of Police instructed business establishments not to sell goods to those who don’t have masks.
The Variant of Interest (VOI) was found in genome sequencing by INSACOG, a genomic consortium comprising a group of 28 labs.
Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia have now all surpassed India's peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave, fueled by the virulent delta variant, tightens its grip on the region.
The urgency coincides with Europe's summer holiday months, with fair weather bringing more social gatherings and governments reluctant to clamp down on them.
Seventy-one districts reported Covid case positivity rate of more than 10 per cent in the week from June 23 to 29, the government said.
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Speaking on the occasion of National Doctors' Day, Dr Guleria said that following Covid-appropriate behaviour and getting vaccinated, would protect people against any kind of emerging variants.
He added that a discussion will also be held with the police department for their support to check and test people at railway stations, bus stands and crowded places.
The finding of the Delta Plus variant is a matter of concern, making it essential to continue with the curbs, CM Amarinder Singh said.
One more person tested positive for the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
He said the country also needs to be at the forefront and release the sequencing data in a week.
The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries and first detected in India, is likely responsible for the exponentially rising daily number of virus cases in Gauteng.