Travel curbs may stay, Omicron in Europe
The Morning Standard|November 28, 2021
PM calls for increasing 2nd dose coverage, continuing intensive containment & surveillance in areas with high cases
KUMAR VIKRAM

CONCERNED over the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529 found in South Africa that has been designated as a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization and named Omicron, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in India.

At a comprehensive meeting to review the public health preparedness in the backdrop of the new variant, which is possibly more transmissible than the highly infectious Delta variant, the PM highlighted the need for monitoring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines with a specific focus on countries identified as ‘at risk.’

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