5 states on high alert over China's respiratory illness surge

Megha Jain

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Authorities in at least five states, including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, have put their healthcare systems on alert due to a rise in respiratory illnesses among children in China. This is in response to a warning issued by the central government to states and union territories, asking them to review their public health and hospital readiness. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare claimed the situation wasn't alarming currently but needed a close watch.