Covid-19 variant JN.1 surfaces in MP

Cases found in Indore, Jabalpur; health dept on alert

Bhopal: The initial case of a new variant  JN.1 of the corona virus has emerged in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, causing widespread concern. The patient, who recently arrived from Norway, has tested positive for COVID-19. The woman exhibited symptoms, prompting a sample collection at the medical college hospital, where the initial test confirmed the presence of the virus. Simultaneously, cases of COVID-19 have also been identified in Indore.

The health department has been placed on high alert, with the woman’s second sample undergoing testing. The 69-year-old woman is exhibiting typical symptoms, marking the first instance of this variant in the state. It is noteworthy that Jabalpur was the location of the first positive COVID-19 case in Madhya Pradesh in 2020, involving a businessman who had returned from abroad.

Indore also witnesses new cases

In Indore, the resurgence of COVID-19 has been observed, with a married couple testing positive for the virus. Following confirmation, the couple was immediately placed in home isolation. The infected couple had recently returned from the Maldives and resides in the Palasia area of the city. While the woman has recovered from the infection, the man remains in home isolation. In response to the emergence of new variants, an alert has been issued in Madhya Pradesh, and the government has mandated RT-PCR and rapid testing.

Chief Minister Mohan Yadav has taken proactive measures to address the COVID-19 situation in Madhya Pradesh. He emphasized adherence to guidelines issued by the Government of India regarding the new variant. CM Yadav expressed confidence, citing previous victories against COVID-19 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The health department is reportedly operating efficiently to combat COVID-19 and other diseases.

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