Delhi CM Kejriwal will meet to discuss the danger of new variants of Kovid from African countries

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“We will take all necessary steps to protect you and your family,” Kejriwal tweeted.

New Delhi :

Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (Arvind Kejriwal) said on Friday that his government has called a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) to discuss the steps to be taken in view of the threat of a new form of Kovid-19 from African countries. The Center had on Thursday asked all states and union territories to conduct strict screening of all international travelers arriving from or passing through these countries from South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana. A new form of Kovid-19 has been reported in these countries, which can have serious effects on public health.

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Kejriwal tweeted, “In view of the threat of a new form of Kovid-19 from African countries, we have asked experts to discuss with DDMA on Monday and suggest what steps we should take. We will take all necessary steps to protect you and your family.” Authorities in South Africa confirmed 22 infected patients related to it on Thursday.

Dr. Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London, posted the details of the new virus form (b.1.1.529) on his Twitter account earlier this week. After that scientists are looking into this form. However, in the UK it is not yet formally classified in the category of concern. Scientists around the world will now look at the new form in view of signs of rapid spread. South Africa’s National Institute of Public Health – the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed that B.1.1529 has been detected in South Africa and 22 cases of B.1.1.529 have been confirmed after genome sequencing.

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