NEW DELHI: While the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Monday called for RT-PCR tests for anyone flying in from “high-risk” countries where the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has already been detected, officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport said that they are also ramping up facilities for this.
The DDMA, in its Monday meeting, also directed that all positive cases caught at the airport tests be mandatorily genome sequenced so that the Omicron variant may be detected as soon as possible.
At the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting, the chief secretary of Delhi was told to ensure continued contact and coordination between the Civil Aviation Ministry and other departments and ministries concerned to ensure concurrent evaluation and speedy decisions, officials said.
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