Surveillance intensified at Hyderabad Airport for Omicron

Hyderabad: In light of Omicron, a new variant of Covid-19 that has been identified in a few countries, health officials in Telangana have increased surveillance at Hyderabad Airport. From Tuesday night, all travellers arriving from 12 'at-risk' countries will be examined using RT-PCR assays.

The Centre has labelled 12 nations as 'at-risk,' requiring travellers to take extra precautions upon landing in India. The UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel are among them. At Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, a total of ten teams have been assigned to examine travellers arriving from these nations.

Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao, Director of Public Health, warned reporters that travellers would have to wait at the airport until the results were received. If the tourist tests negative, they must be confined at home for seven days, according to the Centre's standards. They will be re-tested on the eighth day, and if the results are negative, they will be required to self-monitor for the next seven days.

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