India tightens international travel, bans flights to Hong Kong and South Africa

Kathmandu. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed his subordinates to tighten international travel as a new variant of the coronavirus spreads around the world.

Modi has also instructed to test covid within the existing criteria, especially for passengers arriving in India from countries where the infection has been confirmed.

Modi stressed on the need to take precautionary measures against the new variant by wearing a mask, following social distance and following the Covid criteria.

As soon as the new variant of the Corona arrived, Modi convened a special meeting with the Cabinet Secretary, Health Secretary, and key members of India’s Covid Task Force. The meeting reviewed Kovid’s latest condition.

Modi convened the meeting after the World Health Organization (WHO) listed the Omicron variant, which has been confirmed to be infected in South Africa, as a variant of concern.

India has placed South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong on the red list, with only 75 per cent flights being allowed from these destinations. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also demanded a halt to flights with countries where the new variant infection has been confirmed.

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