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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya addresses Parliament on Covid situation: Top 5 quotes

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya at Parliament House complex, wearing a face mask after authorities made it mandatory for the parliamentarians to wear masks during Winter Session, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)(PTI12_22_2022_000036A) (PTI)

Top 5 quotes from Mansukh Mandaviya's address:

- In view of festive season ahead, states asked to be alert, create awareness about masks, sanitisers, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha.

- States asked to conduct genome sequencing of every Covid case, it'd enable tracking of new variants, Mandaviya said.

- Random sampling of arriving international travellers has started at airports, the Health Minister said amid Covid concerns.

- Ever-changing nature of coronavirus continues to pose danger to global health, the Union Health Minister told Lok Sabha.

- “From the last few days, Covid cases have been rising in the world but in India, cases are depleting. We are seeing rising Covid cases and deaths due to it in China."

The Union Health Minister on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country and the preparedness of the public health system for surveillance, containment, and management of the pandemic.

He urged people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and get vaccinated against Covid-19

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