Hyderabad, Dec. 18 -- Union Health Secretary Shri Sudhansh Pant on Monday, December 18, urged the states to keep a constant watch over the COVID situation in the country.

The development unfolded following the recent upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the country. Moreover, the detection of the first case of the JN.1 variant in India has propelled the health ministry to keep a vigil on the rising threat.

Pant observed that "due to consistent and collaborative actions between the center and state governments," the trajectory has been sustained at low rates.

"However, as the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate and its epidemiology behavior gets settled with Indian weather conditions and the circulation of other usual pathogens, it is importa...