Third wave of Corona: The sound of a new disaster! 'Delta plus variant' found in 7 patients from Maharashtra; There are 5 patients from the same district

Third wave of Corona: The sound of a new disaster! 'Delta plus variant' found in 7 patients from Maharashtra; There are 5 patients from the same district

Seven patients of SARS-CoV-2 delta plus variant have been found in samples collected from three districts of Maharashtra (Ratnagiri, Navi Mumbai and Palghar). To know how many more places this virus is spreading, many more samples have been sent for testing. Experts in Maharashtra have feared a third wave of corona due to the delta-plus variant.

In western Maharashtra, especially in Kolhapur, and in addition to Sindhudurg, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara and Sangli districts, the number of Kovid 19 patients is showing a steady increase instead of decreasing. Five out of seven Delta Plus patients have been found in Ratnagiri district alone.

No symptoms of corona in two patients

The village in Ratnagiri district, where Delta Plus variant has been found in five patients, has been completely locked down and a containment zone has been prepared here. The surprising thing is that out of these five patients, two have not shown any symptoms of corona. Another important thing is that in the village where patients with Delta Plus variants have been found, the people of that village often travel from abroad. But these five patients have denied traveling abroad.

On June 10, the positivity rate in Ratnagiri district was 13.7 percent. At that time the positivity rate of the state was 5.8 percent. 6,553 active corona patients have been found in Ratnagiri. Ratnagiri district is counted among the districts with the highest number of corona patients in Maharashtra.

What is Delta Plus variant, how is it made?

The Delta Plus variant is a mutation of the Delta variant. That is, the Delta variant has mutated to become the Delta Plus variant. It is composed of mutations of the B.1.617.2 strain. The name of the mutation is K417N. A new variant has emerged due to a slight change in the spike protein of the corona virus, ie the old variant.

During the second wave of Corona, most people have fallen victim to the Delta variant. The nature of Corona is changing every moment. This is what is making this virus more dangerous. Once again the mutation of the virus has raised concern. However, according to NITI Aayog, the Delta Plus variant has been present among us since March this year. Maharashtra's task force has feared a third wave of corona within a month or two. The Delta variant caused havoc in the second wave, now the Delta Plus variant has increased the possibility of the third wave coming.


The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center has no plans to have a neutral agency like the CBI probe the recent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border , but is trying to resolve the dispute peacefully at the earliest. Two top government officials said that the central government does not want to take any such decision which will worsen the situation.

He said that the central government wants a peaceful solution to the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in constant touch with both the Chief Ministers- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram). Zoramthanga also tweeted, "I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram tension from the Center."

He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in his tweet. At the same time, the Chief Minister of Assam said in his tweet, "Our main objective is to keep the spirit of the Northeast alive. What happened on the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both the states. The border dispute can be resolved only through discussion.

The clash took place on 26 July

Asked whether the probe into the July 26 clash was likely to be handed over to a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), both the top government officials said no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Five Assam policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the clash. Apart from this, neither state of Assam or Mizoram has made any formal request for a neutral agency to conduct an inquiry, he said.

One of these officials said, "Both the state governments are cooperating and the central government is confident that there will be no more clashes on the border." FIRs have been registered against political leaders, police and civil administration officials. Both the government officials mentioned the steps taken to reduce tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.

On July 28, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

The Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both the states participated in a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on July 28 in which it was decided to deploy a neutral force (CRPF) at the conflict site. Earlier, the two chief secretaries had met in a bilateral meeting in Delhi. After this, the central government issued an advisory to both the states asking them to maintain peace on the inter-state border. Both officials said the July 26 violence was a "sporadic" incident and such incidents are unlikely to happen again in future.