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Covid: Kejriwal asked PM Modi about Omicron; why are we delaying?

Covid: Kejriwal asked PM Modi about Omicron; why are we delaying?

Ground Report | New Delhi: All about Omicron; Expressing concern over the new variant of the coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose travel restrictions on the countries affected by this new strain.

He tweeted saying – Many countries have stopped flights coming from Omicron-affected countries. Why are we delaying? In the first wave also we had delayed stopping foreign flights. Most of the foreign flights come to Delhi, Delhi is the most affected. PMsahib please stop flights immediately.

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He has done this tweet while reacting to the news of a person returning from South Africa being found corona positive in Chandigarh.

Actually, a person who returned to Chandigarh from South Africa has been found to be corona positive, apart from this, the corona report of another member of his family and a person working in his house is also positive. These samples have been sent to the lab for genome sequencing.

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On Monday, the Health Minister of Karnataka, Dr. K. Sudhakar has also said that a passenger coming from South Africa to Bengaluru has been found to have “different symptoms from the delta variant of Covid-19”. He said that the test sample has been sent for genome sequencing.

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Due to the new variant, countries such as the UK, the European Union, the US and Canada have banned flights to and from certain African countries, including South Africa.

The World Health Organization has described the Omicron variant as ‘a matter of concern’. Also warned that due to Omicron, there is a high risk of increasing infection around the world and it can have serious consequences in some areas of the world.

An African doctor who was one of the first to warn of the spread of a new variant of Corona said that the symptoms of ‘O Macron’ are very mild. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, head of the South African Medical Association, said he had seen seven patients in his clinic with symptoms different from those of Delta.

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“What led to the surgery was extreme fatigue, with mild muscle aches, dry cough, and sore throat,” he told AFP.

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