- 6 out of three,476 worldwide passengers on Wednesday examined constructive for Covid-19.
- All passengers had been from ‘at-risk’ nations.
- The ‘at-risk’ nations (up to date on November 30) are nations in Europe, together with the UK, Brazil and many others
Six worldwide passengers out of three,476 who had been screened upon arrival from ‘at-risk’ nations examined constructive for Covid-19 on Wednesday as new tips had been put to put amid Omicron scare. Samples of those that examined constructive have been despatched for genomic sequencing, the Well being Ministry mentioned. After contemporary guidelines for worldwide arrivals had been made efficient from December 1, 11 flights from “at-risk” nations landed in India’s at varied airports, besides Lucknow, from midnight to 4 pm carrying 3,476 passengers.
“All 3,476 passengers had been administered RT PCR Assessments, whereby solely six passengers had been discovered COVID-19 constructive,” the ministry mentioned, including the samples of COVID-19 constructive passengers have been despatched to INSACOG labs for ‘Entire Genomic Sequencing’.
The ‘at-risk’ nations (up to date on November 30) are nations in Europe, together with the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel.
Vacationers from these nations have to observe extra measures on arrival in India, together with post-arrival testing.
The Centre’s revised tips for worldwide vacationers got here into impact on Wednesday. The contemporary tips have been issued due to the brand new SARS-Cov-2 variant which has been designated as a ‘variant of concern (VOC)’ by the World Well being Organisation.
“On the primary day of operation of the Tips for Worldwide Travellers issued by the Centre as public well being response measures for management and administration of the newly reported variant of coronavirus, which has been designated as a ‘variant of concern’ by WHO, six passengers had been reported to be Covid constructive,” the Union Well being Ministry mentioned.
The Union Well being Ministry on Tuesday additional revised the Tips for Worldwide Arrivals mandating that two % of the overall passengers coming from nations that aren’t within the ‘at-risk’ class may also be examined for COVID-19 on a random foundation on the airports.
The 2 % of such vacationers in every flight shall be recognized by the airways involved (ideally from completely different nations).
(With PTI Inputs)