XE Variant: Big News! The country's first patient of the XE variant of the Corona in Mumbai




The NCDC in Delhi said that the 67-year-old patient, who was traveling from Mumbai to Baroda, was found to have an XE variant. The patient was diagnosed with mild fever on March 12 in Baroda. Currently, the patient is completely asymptomatic. This patient has taken both doses of the Covishield vaccine. Meanwhile, all his contacts are being traced.



In the country, it has become clear that the positive patient of the XE variant of Corona is from Mumbai. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has given this information. This patient has been diagnosed in Gujarat. The patient is a resident of the Santacruz area of ​​Mumbai and has migrated from Mumbai to Gujarat. When the patient's samples were sent for genome sequencing, it became clear that he was infected with the XE variant. However, the most important thing is that this XE variant is not dangerous, so there is no reason to worry, said Health Minister Tope. (health minister Rajesh tope has informed that a patient from Mumbai was diagnosed with xe variant of Corona in Gujarat)



  • The NCDC in Delhi said that the 67-year-old patient, who was traveling from Mumbai to Baroda, was found to have an XE variant. The patient was diagnosed with mild fever on March 12 in Baroda. Currently, the patient is completely asymptomatic. This patient has taken both doses of the Covishield vaccine. Meanwhile, all his contacts are being traced.


What is the XE variant?

The XE variant is a mixture of BA-1 and BA-2, so it is seen from the information so far that the speed of virus transmission is increased. Experts say that changes in the virus's genetic makeup are a natural process and that the general public needs to be careful not to panic.



Today, the central government sent letters to five states urging them to take care of the corona outbreak. However, the Center has clarified that the situation in Maharashtra is not very bad, said Rajesh Tope while giving information.



The government is responsible for giving booster doses to citizens above 60 years of age. The cost of vaccination at a private hospital has been fixed at Rs 600 for Covishield and Rs 250 for Covaxcin. Tope also said that after giving two doses to citizens above 60 years of age, the gap between two doses and a booster dose was kept at 90 days. The state cabinet has decided that citizens between the ages of 15 and 59 do not need the booster dose, and those who want to take the dose should go to a private hospital and get vaccinated at the government rate, Tope said. Private clinics should take care of corona vaccine storage. He further added that they would not be able to get the vaccine replaced.



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