Published On : Thu, Jun 24th, 2021

To tackle ‘Delta Plus’ variant, Maharashtra likely to impose uniform restrictions across the state

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Mumbai/Nagpur: The Maharashtra government is likely to go back to uniform restrictions across the state amid threat from ‘Delta Plus’ tagged by the Union government as a ‘Variant of Concern’.

Maharashtra state cabinet was briefed on the Delta Plus variant by the state health ministry with experts raising serious concerns over its presence in the state.

The state has reported 21 cases of Delta Plus variant in seven districts with Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope saying that the government is isolating such cases and taking all details like travel history, contact tracing and if they have been vaccinated.

“We have decided to send the samples for the genome sequence study. No deaths have been caused due to the Delta Plus variant. Symptoms and treatment are the same for this variant. No children have been infected with this variant,” he added.

The state health ministry has expressed concern over the fact that the Delta Plus variant may escape antibodies and may affect people who have already been vaccinated.