Centre Lists 8 Symptoms of Covid19 | Writes to States, UTs
India saw a tremendous rise in Covid-19 cases including the Omicron variant. The centre has stressed the states for early testing of suspected patients and their contacts followed by their isolation. As many as 8 symptoms of Covid19 have been listed by centre to highlight the vulnerability.
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The Union Health Ministry has listed 8 symptoms to pinpoint the suspected Covid-19 patients. Symptoms include fever with/without cough, headache, sore throat, breathlessness, bodyache, recent loss of taste or smell, fatigue and diarrhoea
Furthermore, The Union health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research has written to all states and Union territories asking them to ramp up testing as RT-PCR results may take time due to huge pressure. In such cases, the governments should increase rapid antigen testing and encourage people to use self-testing kits that have been approved by the government.