Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar here on Friday appealed the people not to panic about the “Delta Plus” variant of COVID-19.
Speaking to media persons, the minister said that two patients of Delta Plus variant–one in Bengaluru and other in Mysuru—have completely recovered.
Stating that there was no severity in both the cases, he said the primary contacts of these cases have tested negative.
Therefore, there is no need to panic about these virus. Genome sequencing is being done everyday to detect the strains, said the Minister.
“There is surge in cases in Kerala. Positivity rate is more than 10 pc there. We need to be cautious as we share border with this state. Same is the case with Maharashtra. We need to conduct more tests in border areas”, said Dr Sudhakar.
“It is not appropriate to close the borders. We need to be cautions at bus stops and railway stations.”
“Six genome sequencing labs are being set up at Bengaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hubli, Mangaluru and Vijayapura,” he said.
“There is some difference in treatment protocol for Delta and Delta Plus variants. All these will be discussed with experts in the meeting with the CM,” he added.