Like the rest of the world, India is also worried about the new strain of Corona virus found in Britain. The government has banned all flights coming from Britain till December 31. This ban will begin on December 22 at 12 pm.
Tonight, RT-PCR test will be done for all the passengers who reach India. Those who are found to be infected will be sent to Quarantine and the rest will have to remain in isolation at home for seven days.
In the meantime, people who came to take passengers on the flight to Britain at Mumbai airport continued to get upset. He told news agency ANI, “The government should have told us earlier. The passengers did not board the aircraft only after the permission of the officials.
One reason for spreading fear in India is that out of the 23 countries with which India has an air bubble agreement, Britain is also a country.
According to Hindustan Times, the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has confirmed that this is only a precautionary step and this strain has not been found in India.
ICMR’s head of epidemiology and infectious disease Dr Samiran Panda also said, “We have not yet found anything similar to the UK strain in our sample.” No evidence of this mutation has been found in our sample during genome sequencing at the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) or any other laboratory in the country. ”
Night curfew in Maharashtra
Seeing the danger of this new variant spreading rapidly, the Maharashtra government imposed a night curfew in Mumbai and other cities on Monday from January 5 to January 6 from 6 am to the next morning and travelers coming from Europe and Middle East Announced new quarantine rules for.
On Monday evening, the state government said that passengers coming from Europe or Middle East will now be sent to the Institutional Quarantine for 14 days and others will have to remain isolated at home for the same time.
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The supply of essential commodities like vegetable-milk will not be interrupted during the night curfew. However, no more than five people can gather at one time.