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India Reports Surge in Covid-19 Cases.

In India, the latest Covid-19 update reveals a surge with 335 new cases and five reported deaths, predominantly in Kerala and one in Uttar Pradesh, according to the Union Health Ministry. With the active caseload now exceeding 1,700, there is a heightened concern about the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the need for sustained efforts to manage the situation effectively.

In response to the detection of the COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 in neighboring Kerala, the Karnataka government has implemented a proactive measure. Individuals aged 60 and above, with comorbidities and symptoms like cough, phlegm, and fever, are now mandated to wear face masks. Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao stressed the significance of increased testing for those displaying symptoms and suspected cases, coupled with enhanced surveillance in border districts. Despite the continuous monitoring of the situation, there are currently no plans for imposing restrictions on movement or gatherings, with the government prepared to issue advisories as the situation evolves.

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