The new variant of the corona has created a stir all over the world. The name of the new variant is 'Omicron' which is spreading to countries around the world. In view of this, the State Governments in India have now started taking precautionary measures. The list includes Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala where rules have been tightened for international travellers. It is said that these passengers have been made required to RT-PCR test on entry in the state. On the other hand, states like Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the capital of the country, have asked the administrative authorities to take a strong stand in this regard. Karnataka has already issued new strict guidelines following the recent covid blast at SDM College in Karnataka.
Karnataka Guidelines: Screening of international passengers at airports has been intensified here. The circular says that international travellers from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong will have to undergo covid tests and those found positive will have to remain in institutional quarantine for 10 days. Not only that, all passengers entering the State in the last 15 days from these countries will have to undergo an RT-PCR test.
Guidelines of Maharashtra - All international passengers coming here are required to follow the rules laid down by the Government of India. At the same time, passengers who have been administered two vaccine doses or rt-PCR tests that have been conducted within 72 hours are also allowed to travel in the State. There will be a penalty in case of non-compliance with rules.
Gujarat Guidelines: Passengers returning from travel to other countries have been made mandatory for RT-PCR tests at the airport. In addition, every passenger coming from South Africa will be made quarantined.
Madhya Pradesh - Health Minister Vishwas Sarang has said that there is nothing to worry about at the moment. No case of a new variant has been found yet. Everybody has been alerted.
LG holds a meeting in Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting with senior officials here. Hospitals have also been asked to be prepared for emergency situations.