New mutant COVID 19 strain has not entered state Maharashtra government

  • | Tuesday | 29th December, 2020

The new Covid-19 mutant strain found in the UK has not yet been detected in Maharashtra till date but the state is keeping its fingers crossed and is fully geared to tackle it whenever necessary, a top state medical officer said here on Tuesday. "So far, from among all UK returnees in the past few days, 30 have tested positive for Covid-19. There's nobody detected so far with the new strain," Maharashtra Surveillance Officer, Epidemiology Department (ED) Dr. Pradip Awate told IANS. However, assured that the state has not let its guard down and all Covid-19 protocols and guidelines are being implemented stringently across the state, besides people being advised to follow all do's and don'ts scrupulously. Maharashtra remains the cradle of the coronavirus with a total of 19,22,048 cases recorded since March 9 and 49,305 deaths to date.

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