India to step up COVID-19 surveillance as cases increase elsewhere

Data from the World Health Organization shows that bacterial infections have inched up in Japan, Korea, the US, France and Brazil in latest days.

The government has inquired all states to make sure that samples of all good cases are sent to the 54 designated genome sequencing laboratories.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will certainly meet senior authorities on Wednesday to examine the situation, his ministry said.

Mandaviya has also asked individuals in a cross-country 03 organised by the resistance Congress party to make certain they are vaccinated plus follow safety measures like wearing masks.

India is recording about 1, 200 new infections a week. Internationally, about3. 5 million cases are being recorded every week.

The nation of nearly 1 ) 4 billion people has administered greater than 2 . 2 billion dollars COVID-19 vaccine dosages.