Moldovan health ministry demands enhanced vigilance in context of spread of Indian variant of Covid-19
14:19 | 25.06.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 25 June /MOLDPRES/ - The Health, Labour and Social Protection Ministry (MSMPS) has come up with a reaction, in the context of the spread of cases of infection with the new Indian variant (Delta) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the world, including the neighbour countries, such as Romania and Ukraine. The institutions called on Moldova’s citizens to prove enhanced vigilance and strictly observe the measures of prevention and control of the Covid-19 infection.
„It is compulsory for the residents, including the people vaccinated against COVID-19, to wear protection masks in closed areas, avoid agglomerations, regularly disinfect the hands, preserve the social safety distance of at least 1 metre and if symptoms of fever, cough, respiration difficulties and other concomitant symptoms appear, they must immediately call the physician,’’ the Health Ministry said.
For their part, specialists epidemiologists of the National Public Health Agency (ANSP) informed that they were to propose new measures of prevention and control of the COVID-19 infection, in order to limit the danger of spread of the Indian variant in Moldova.
According to ANSP, samples will be collected, to establish whether the Indian variant is present in Moldova, which will be submitted to the laboratory from Germany for sequencing.
Specialists in the field say that the Delta variant is more contagious and is spread quicker and the most efficient measure against it is the vaccination against COVID-19, concomitantly with the observance of the general protection measures.