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‘Why are we delaying?” Kejriwal urges to stop flights from omicron-hit countries



Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop flights from countries affected by the coronavirus variant within a few days after making the same request to the center. “Many countries have stopped flights from countries affected by Omicron. Why are we delaying? Even in the first wave, we have delayed stopping foreign flights. Most foreign flights go to Delhi, and Delhi is the most affected. PM sahib Please stop the flight immediately,” read his tweet roughly translated from Hindi.

On Sunday, Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Modi about the omicron panic.

He said in the letter: “For the past year and a half, our country has been struggling with the coronavirus. We should do everything possible to prevent this new variant of attention from entering India.” “We should do everything possible. Stop the spread of the virus. The WHO recently admitted that new worrying variants have entered India. Some countries, including the European Union (EU), have suspended travel to affected areas. I urge you to immediately stop flights from these areas Flights. If anyone affected enters India, any delay in this regard may be harmful,” he added.

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the omicron variant has a high risk of infection, there are still some countries/regions that have implemented comprehensive travel bans on all foreigners and some African countries (especially South Africa), but said that there have been no deaths or deaths. The new variant is related. “Omicron has an unprecedented number of spike mutations, some of which are worrying because of their potential impact on the trajectory of the pandemic,” said WHO. It stated that the overall global risk associated with Omicron is “very high”.

Kejriwal will also hold a meeting to review preparations for omicron and the third wave of coronavirus pandemic that may emerge later in the day.

“At 11 am on Tuesday, November 30th, CM @ArvindKejriwal will hold a meeting with relevant officials to review Delhi’s preparations for the new COVID-19 variant and after the third wave,” his office tweeted on Monday.

News Source : Hindustan Times