UP to conduct RT-PCR tests of all passengers coming to state over Omicron

Uttar Pradesh: With over 20 cases of the novel COVID-19 variation Omicron reported in just three days throughout the country, the Uttar Pradesh government has released Omicron variant guidelines for all districts in the state. According to the guidelines, all travellers arriving in the state are subjected to RT-PCR tests, as well as genome screenings of all infected individuals.

Following the confirmation of cases of the new variant in other parts of the country, the state government is maintaining rigorous border vigilance and focusing on upgrading health facilities in rural and urban regions, according to the statement.

To combat the virus, medical facilities are rapidly improving. It further stated that 19,000 beds are being added to the state's Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs), as well as 55,000 beds at medical colleges.

Senior authorities have been asked by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to make necessary arrangements in hospitals to deal with the new variant. The state administration is also keeping a careful eye on the availability of oxygen, beds, and laboratories, according to the statement.

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