PANAJI: In view of upsurge in COVID-19 cases across India, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that there is no need to panic and everything is under control.
“COVID-19 cases have yet again started to rise across various parts of the country specially Kerala; centre has asked states to be alert,” said Sawant on the sidelines of an event.
He further said that a meeting was held between Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya & States. Health Minister and Health Secretary attended and he is yet to receive the minutes of the meeting.
“Centre has asked states to be alert.As of now there is no need to panic as everything is under control. I am yet to receive the minutes of the meeting,” je said
Being festive season, Sawant also urged people to take precautions.
In view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in some States/UTs in India and the detection of the first case of the new JN.1 variant of COVID-19 in the country, Sudhansh Pant, Union Health Secretary sent a letter to States/UTs, highlighting the need for maintaining a state of constant vigil over the COVID situation in the country.
He underlined that “due to consistent and collaborative actions between Centre and State Governments, we have been able to sustain the trajectory at sustainable low rates”.