The Delhi Airport today tweet this morning that operations for International arrivals from ”at risk” countries are running fresh travel guidelines new covid variant, Omicron kicked in last night.Total 1013 passengers successfully completed arrive formalities.
The world health Organization has warned, setting off alarm bells across the world because the variant , first detected in South Africa, poses a”very high”risk globally.
Operations for International arrivals are running smooth after the implements of the new guidelines laid down by @MoHFW_INDIA,the airport tweeted.
The list of countries are deemed ”at risk” for now includes the United Kingdom, all 44 countries Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel.
In Delhi, positive travellers will be shifted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital. Their samples will immediately be sent to the INSACOG Labs network, a multi-laboratory, multi-agency, pan-India network set up by the government to monitor genomic variations in the SARS-CoV-2. Those testing negative will have to undergo a mandatory home quarantine for 7 days and again go through an RT-PCR Test.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament on Tuesday the new variant had not yet been seen in India.
Existing COVID-19 tests – RT-PCR and RAT – can pick up traces of coronavirus infection even if it is the Omicron strain, the government said.
We are immediately checking suspicious cases and conducting genome sequencing. We have learnt a lot during the Covid crisis. Today, we have a lot of resources and laboratories. We can manage any situation,” the Minister said.