Govt releases new SOPs for international air passengers to contain new strains
India has become alerted after a new variant of the coronavirus surfaced in the UK. The centre has isolated three air passengers coming from the UK and affected with the new Covid-19 variant. The central government has tightened measures against the UK, Middle-East and other European countries as these are high-risk countries. The government has released new SOPs starting from February 22 for international air passengers to contain new strains.
The government has made compulsory the RT PCR test for the air passengers coming from these countries. It has readied the kits needed for it. According to the reports, daily, 7000 air passengers will be tested. The Indian government has also enhanced the workforce to deal with the said tests.