Omicron Coronavirus Variant: The Delhi government announced on Monday that RT-PCR testing would be performed on all travellers travelling from six high-risk nations due to growing worries about the novel coronavirus variant Omicron.
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s Chief Minister, will convene a conference to examine the city’s preparations to cope with Omicron and a probable third wave of the COVID-19 strain.
At 11 a.m. on November 30th, Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, will convene a meeting to examine the city’s preparation in light of the new COVID-19 variation and the third wave.
The Delhi government said on Monday that RT-PCR testing would be performed on all travellers travelling from six high-risk nations due to growing worries about the novel coronavirus variant Omicron.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal convened the 27th meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday.
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At today’s discussion, sources said Belgium, Israel, Hong Kong, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa are all Omicron-infected nations. Additionally, ways to prevent the new Covid-19 strain ‘Omicron’ from spreading were explored today.
Mr Baijal tweeted: “It was agreed that a mandatory RT-PCR test would be required for travellers from these impacted countries and samples of those who test positive would be submitted for genome sequencing.”
Officials were told to “strictly implement the norms for overseas arrivals as established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI in conjunction with the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” said Baijal.
As a result of extensive debate, “it was agreed to continue to closely adhere to the Test, Track, Treat approach,” Mr Baijal tweeted. This included an emphasis on monitoring, isolation of positive patients, contact tracking, and strong enforcement of COVID Appropriate Behavior. ”
“Health officials were also told to be prepared and have enough beds, medications, oxygen, and other supplies on hand in case of an emergency. Efforts were made to stress the need of increasing vaccination rates in order to achieve full coverage “A tweet from the Delhi LG echoed this sentiment.