Coronavirus April 27 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with state chief ministers today to review the Covid-19 situation at the ground level. The interaction was held via video conferencing. Several chief ministers, including West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab’s Bhagwant Mann, participated in the interaction, reported PTI.
Meanwhile, the country recorded 2,927 fresh cases and 2,252 recoveries, in the last 24 hours, according to the official data shared by the Health Ministry on Wednesday morning. India’s active cases stand at 16,279.
On a global level, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has once again urged governments all across the world to maintain survelliance of Covid-19 infections. In a worrying new trend, Tedros informed that WHO has been receiving less and less information about transmission and sequencing. He stressed that this is because of reduced testing rate which is making WHO increasingly blind to patterns of transimission and evolution of the virus.
“This virus won’t go away just because countries stop looking for it. It’s still spreading. It’s still changing, and it’s still killing. The threat of a dangerous new variant remains very real and although deaths are declining, we still don’t understand the long-term consequences of infection in those who survive. When it comes to a deadly virus, ignorance is not bliss. WHO continues to call on all countries to maintain survellaince,” Tedros said.
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