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ICMR to start national sero surveys to assess COVID-19 spread, says Health Ministry

The Centre underlined that breaking the chain of transmission ensures lesser pressure on the well being infrastructure and higher high quality of care.

The ICMR will start national-level sero surveys to assess the unfold of COVID-19 and all states/UTs must also be inspired to conduct them in order that info from all geographies could be collected, the Union Health Ministry mentioned on Friday.

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The Ministry additionally mentioned that the Covid scenario within the nation seems to be stabilising, however urged folks to proceed following the suitable behaviour and social distancing norms.

“The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will conduct national sero surveys to assess the COVID spread and states/UTs should also conduct them to get all geographies’ information,” it mentioned.

The Ministry mentioned virtually 78% decline in day by day new COVID-19 instances has been famous in India for the reason that highest reported peak in day by day instances on May 7.

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It additionally mentioned that there was 74% lower in weekly COVID-19 positivity fee for the reason that highest such fee was reported between April 30-May 6 at 21.6%.

The Centre underlined that breaking the chain of transmission ensures lesser pressure on the well being infrastructure and higher high quality of care.

On the US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denying Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, the Health Ministry mentioned, “We respect each country’s regulatory system, but it will have no impact on India’s vaccine programme.”

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