Covid cases on the rise in China, largely caused by the BF.7 strain of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, have also been detected in India. The reasons and points to be noted are as follows.
BF.7 primarily causes upper respiratory tract infections. This means congestion in the upper chest and near the throat. Fever, sore throat, runny nose and cough are also common symptoms.
Some people have stomach-related symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Doctors advise it’s important to get tested right away as it helps stop the spread by ensuring early decisions about isolation and recovery medications.
India has reported less than 200 cases per day in recent days. As for BF.7, all four confirmed cases so far occurred between July and October, and the patients were isolated, treated, and recovered.
Although the severity of the illness in the case of BF.7 is not as severe, the real concern is that it spreads much faster, making early detection and isolation even more important, resulting in the sheer number of people who could be infected. The recovery rate is high, but the absolute number of deaths may be higher if the spread is greater than in previous variants.
China is currently suffering from perhaps the world’s largest Covid outbreak since the coronavirus was first detected in 2019. Official data from China is scarce, but news agency Bloomberg said 100,000 people It cites a study that may have documented 5,000 deaths and 5,000 deaths.
BF.7 has been detected in several countries around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, and Denmark. However, they are not necessarily behaving dangerously outside of China.
The UK, two months ago when he rated BF.7 as one of the most concerning subspecies, has scaled back its estimates of how serious it is.
It has been reported in China that it may be due to the Chinese people’s low levels of immunity due to previous infections, and possibly also vaccination.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with her ministers and senior officials to review the COVID-19 situation in India, and states have advised masks and social distancing, especially ahead of Christmas and New Year. It is said Enforced limits have not yet returned.
The Indian government has started random screening of international visitors — 2% of all landings. Flights to and from China are already banned.