Genome sequencing in U.P spruced up as Delta variant tightens grip

Lucknow: After getting patients of corona Delta Plus variant, the most dangerous variant of corona virus so far in neighboring states, its risk has increased in UP as well. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed for genome sequencing of the samples and RTPCR test to detect this variant in all the passengers coming to the state. Samples will also be taken from the districts to find out the new variant. After the result of the report, mapping of delta plus effective areas will be done.

CM Yogi has instructed to make necessary arrangements for genome sequencing in KGMU and BHU for the identification of delta plus variants.

He has instructed the officers to work on alert mode. Reportedly on Wednesday, a railway passenger who came from Nagpur to Lucknow was found infected. In view of the patients found in the Delta Plus variant in Maharashtra, the samples of the said passenger have been sent to KGMU for genome sequencing.

Children may have more side effects of this variant

The State Level Health Expert Advisory Committee has prepared a detailed report to prevent this. As per the report, the side effects of this new variant may be more on children than people in other age groups. The CM has ordered to take all necessary steps as per the advisory.

Report will come in two weeks

Genome sequencing will be carried out at KGMU and IMS BHU to find out which strain of corona virus is present in the infected patient. The Delta Plus report will come in two weeks. Dr. Amita Jain, Head of the Department of Microbiology, KGMU has been quoted saying that genome sequencing has started here in January itself. The lab has been made more advanced.

This variant is more infectious and dangerous

According to experts, the Delta Plus variant is more contagious and dangerous than ever before. Common symptoms are dry cough, fever and fatigue. Severe symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing and talking.

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