Odisha Govt Knew About Detection Of Three UK Strains Since December Last Year!
Bhubaneswar: Hours after the media briefing by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) director Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh about the detection of three highly contagious new mutant strains of COVID-19 found in the UK, in Odisha, the state government on Wednesday said it had got the information last December.
“We knew about the detection of the three UK strains in the state after the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had revealed this during the genome sequencing in December last year. But we had kept it under wraps apprehending that people will panic,” Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Pradipta Mohapatra told mediapersons here.
He urged the people not to panic as the state government has taken necessary steps to contain the spread of the UK mutant strain.
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