Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Friday addresses a press conference said the government has directed authorities to conduct early screening to detect cases of influenza.
He said though the peak of seasonal influenza is over by March, a large number of cases are being registered this time in parts of the country.
“People who have had severe asthma or Covid are among those impacted the most by influenza. Extra precaution is needed for those aged above 65 and children below five years of age,” he said.
Bharadwaj also said the city government has no plan to make masks mandatory. The focus is on taking precautionary measures such as avoiding public places, washing hands, etc, he added.