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Corona update:Telangana on high alert

Hyderabad: With reports from the Union Health Ministry that two new strains of the deadly covid-19 virus have been found in Telangana, Maharashtra and Kerala, the state government has put the authorities on high alert.
Not only this, it has also decided not to issue health bulletins on a day to day basis.
Member (Health) of NITI Aayog vk paul in New Delhi on tuesday said that two new variants – N440K and E484K – have been found in new cases reported from these states.

State Health Department officials said that all districts have been alerted and officials have been instructed to conduct medical examination of people visiting hospitals with symptoms of corona.
“Sample collections will be extended especially to the old Karimnagar, Warangal, Nalgonda and Hyderabad districts, where positive cases were reported in recent months”.

Sources said the government has already consulted reputed research centers like National Institute of Virology and CCMB (Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology) to find out the intensity of the new variants.

State Director for Health G. Srinivas said: “There was no need to panic as everything was under control and necessary measures would be taken to prevent the spread of the virus if the number of positive cases increased in the coming days.”

A media bulletin released on Monday said a total of 14,744 samples were collected, of which 114 tested positive.

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