India On Alert Over Covid Surge In China
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has urged people to start wearing masks again as the country steps up surveillance of covid cases. Mr Modi held a review meeting on Thursday amid a surge in cases in China which has put India on alert.
The prime minister called for increased testing and encouraged a return to covid-appropriate behaviour.
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India had relaxed its covid rules, including mask-wearing, earlier this year after a drop in infection levels.
According to government data, India currently has only around 3,400 active coronavirus cases, but reports of the surge in China have created a sense of fear among many people.