Srinagar: Clearing air about new Covid-19 mutant strain, HOD of Chest Disease hospital & leading Pulmonologist, Dr. Naveed Nazir on Tuesday said that no signs of the new strain have been found in Kashmir valley as of now.
Talking to News Agency, Dr. Naveed said that no case of new Coronavirus mutant strain has been found in Kashmir valley yet, adding that from the tests which they have sent for genome sequencing no one has shown mutant till date.
Upon asking about vaccinated persons getting infected from the virus, Dr. Naveed clarified, “it is not necessary that every vaccinated person is fully protected from Covid-19, they too can get re-infected by the virus. Vaccination is effective in decreasing the rate of severity of the infection and mortality.”
He asserted that the number of positive cases and deaths related to Covid-19 have gradually increased since the past one week in the valley, adding that if required precautions are not taken there is possibility of heavy spike in the positive cases.
He added that there is no surety for how long the vaccine will be effective in humans and stressed upon strict adherence of Covid related SOPs viz wearing of face masks, social distancing, avoiding public gatherings etc. (KDC)