Covid Omicron variant: PM Modi issues instructions in 2-hour meeting amid rm over new strain
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told offi als on Saturday to review plans to ease travel restrictions as concerns rise over the new Omicron. The world's second-worst affected country by the pandemic had only Friday decided to resume international passenger flights from countries deemed "at risk" of the coronavir s, while ordering tightened border screening. But after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new variant to be "of concern", PM Modi "highlighted the need for mon oring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines, with a specific focus on countries identified 'at risk'," the go nment said in a statement after he met with offi als to review the COVID-19 and vaccination situation.
The concern and tension seems real, the global stock market didn't crash when we had the delta variant. Really terrifying.
Actually all international flight passengers should have a compulsory test and quarantine. Just making restrictions on some countries and reducing restrictions on others wont work.
Pm Modi should let the state decide the lockdown otherwise if economy becomes bad again because of lockdown than everyone will blame the centre.
every country reports new variant detected by them on time except the original one
His agility to act quick makes him different than earlier go nments. They used to act ages after.
His love for the Nation enables him to take action faster than all other people
Our Modi ji is there. Nothing to worry. The only thing is, we should cooperate with him by following safety guidelines.
I love that intelligent look on his face, like he exactly knows what is the next step to take to curb the growing threats. The same way he did for petrol n diesel.
India please secure your borders and have strict quarantine rules for foreign travellers. I an in UK and they have found 2 people who arrived from South Africa with the new variant. So the new variant has arrived in the UK. Please India look after yourselves. Best wishes from a person of indian heritage
BJP has handled covid really well.... Congress would have col psed...
Do not wait for the Govt to bring a law. Each Indian must step up to this grave challenge.
Quarantine wouldn't work we have previous experiences. If this variant is really dangerous then we should halt the flights in and to SA.
Half of the countries have already stopped flights from SA but Indian gov is still thinking
It is wise to stop flights from those countries just to avoid more covid cases again here.had a severe second wave
We'll said Mr prime minister sir
Affective is Students and Travellers mainly, Jai hind.
Only test not enough...2 weeks-1 month quarantine is must for everyone for those who are coming from unaffected country... While from affected Country, flight must suspend immediately until everything is al.
He's the only person in the world who takes first mover advantage. Because of him, we are safe otherwise, family po itics will make India a Dead Well.
Namo looks so worried and Sad ! Dont worry Namo - God is with Us ! we shall overcome !
We are always far behind in taking actions despite knowing about the severity of the problem and the infra we have. Really bad at go nments end.
Halt flights from the places afflicted.Ease after studying the variant after a month or so.India is just getting out of a trauma!
Well it seems Lockdown is gonna become people's best friend soon
Kidding I do not want lockdown
All international travel should be banned. The go nment should act pro actively. There are countries who have taken action immediately while India will review. Just wasting time despite knowing the severity of the problem and the infra we have.
Block south african flight ...
Quick action modi
Just stop the flights from SA do not make it late like we did last time
Please take a necessary steps to prect our people from this variant
Because India had suffered a lot and lose its precious lives during delta variant infections so please take an active, immediate, action to curb this deadly variant
Salute modi sir Lion
legends will be prepared for another lockdown
Aditya Vikram Dube
Why can't we ban persons travelling from countries like South Africa, Botswana, for the time being like other countries have. Why are the authorities acting casually and learning nothing even after witnessing the catastrophe in the first and second wave.