RT-PCR of passengers from 6 countries including China, Japan will be mandatory from Jan 1, report will have to be uploaded
Amid increasing cases of coronavirus in India, there is a plan to increase strictness on passengers coming from 6 countries including China from next week.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that negative RT-PCR test report has been made mandatory from January 1, 2023 for passengers coming from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. These passengers will have to upload their reports on the Air Suvidha portal before travel. The report should not be older than 72 hours from the date of travel.
Serum Institute to give 2 crore doses to the Central Government
Here, the Serum Institute of India (SII) has asked the central government to give two crore doses of Covishield free of cost. Prakash Kumar Singh, director of government and regulatory affairs at SII, has written a letter to the health ministry on the matter. In the letter, he has talked about giving a free dose of Rs 410 crore.
The company has taken this decision amid the increase in corona cases in many countries including China.
Next 40 days would be difficult for India
The Union Health Ministry has said that corona cases may increase in India in mid-January. After analyzing the past trends, it is believed that the next 40 days will be difficult for the country. According to reports, another wave of corona may hit the country. In such a situation, health facilities are being reviewed in all the states and union territories. In fact, it has been observed that the new wave reached India only 30 to 35 days after affecting East Asia. This has been a trend, on the basis of which this claim is being made.
43 foreign nationals found positive in 3 days
In the last 3 days, 43 foreign travelers were found positive in the country. These include a woman and her 6-year-old girl who came to Tamil Nadu from China via Sri Lanka. From December 24 to 26, 498 flights have been screened. During this, 1,780 samples were taken. These have been sent for genome sequencing. To check the preparedness against corona, mock drill was done in almost all the states of the country on Tuesday.
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