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China respiratory illnesses: Govt monitoring situation in India, risk of similar outbreak ‘ low’

IndiaTimes Sunday, 26 November 2023
The Centre has asked all states and Union territories to immediately review public health and hospital preparedness in the wake of a rise in respiratory illness in children in China. Though the risk of the spread of a similar outbreak in the country “is low”, officials said the government has decided to review preparedness against respiratory illness as “a matter of abundant caution”. The first outbreak of Covid-19 was also reported from China in December 2019.
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