Kejriwal asks Modi to limit flights as airport ups checks
Hindustan Times Delhi|November 29, 2021
NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT
Jasjeev Gandhiok

NEW DELHI: Stating that India needs to do everything possible to prevent the Omicron variant of the coronavirus from entering India, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, urging him to stop incoming flights from countries affected by the new Covid-19 variant immediately.

Kejriwal said that any delay may prove harmful if any person affected by the new strain entered India.

According to officials in the know of the matter, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal, who chairs the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), will hold a meeting on Monday to take a call on preemptive steps to ensure that the new variant of the virus does not spread across the national capital. Officials of the civil aviation ministry, health ministry, and the Delhi government will be part of the DDMA meeting scheduled to discuss and take steps against the threat of the new variant.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, a copy of which HT has seen, Kejriwal wrote that India has fought a tough battle against Covid-19 for the last one-and-a-half years, and the country has recovered with great difficulty due to the selfless service of millions of Covid-19 warriors.

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