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BMC seals building in South Bombay as residents test positive for Delta strain

Amid the rising threat of the Delta COVID strain in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has initiated a strict containment action. The civic body has sealed a building in South Bombay as over five people have tested positive for coronavirus. Of these, 3 residents are infected by the Delta variants, read reports.

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Offline classes to commence for 8th to 12th grades in Maharashtra's COVID free villages

The Maharashtra government on Monday passed a resolution to commence offline school for classes 8 to 12 in COVID-19-free village panchayats across. As per reports, offline sessions are set to begin immediately, with due safety protocols in place. The state has asked school authorities to discuss the same with the parents-guardians and initiate a phased reopening.

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Jaipur's SMS Medical College now houses country's first state-level genome sequencing lab

In a bid to increase the COVID vigil, the govt of Rajasthan has set up a genome sequencing facility at the Sawai Man Singh Medical College in Jaipur. Pegged to be the first of its kind across India, the laboratory has been developed at the cost of ₹1 crore of the state's fund to identify the various mutants of the novel coronavirus. At present, the Delta and Delta + variant of the COVID strain have raised alarms across 3 states in the nation and surveillance has been increased in Rajasthan for the same.

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