Presiding over review meet, Jai Ram Thakur asks Himachal residents to be alert as new virus variant affects lungs directly, which means window is shortened.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday urged people of Himachal Pradesh to strictly follow the safety protocol and stay alert against the new Covid-19 variant that is more lethal.
Presiding over a review meeting at Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, the chief minister said health experts have observed that common symptoms such as cough and fever were not detected in patients infected with the mutant virus and instead they were suffering from joint pain, weakness and loss of appetite besides pneumonia. The new strain of the virus is not found in the nasopharyngeal region, rather it directly affects the lungs, which means the window period is shortened.
Thakur asked the health department to encourage people to take the vaccine to reduce chances of infection.
News Source : Hindustan Times