DELHI: The Indian government is likely to reintroduce restrictions to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country, media reports suggest.
Quoting sources, the Economics Times reported that Indian travelers returning from abroad during the current holiday season, Christmas and New Year are advised to take specific precautions to prevent new strains of the deadly infection from entering the country.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced some new rules to limit the spread of Covid in the country and announced regulations.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted to the public: “COVID is not over yet. I have directed all concerned to be alert and strengthen surveillance.”
VK Paul , a member of the NITI Aayog Covid Task Force, also issued an important statement advising people to wear masks in crowded places. He further added that international air travel guidelines have not changed at this time.
In addition, the Health Minister is expected to address the media on COVID-19 cases in India, and travel guidelines for international passengers may be implemented. It should be noted that masks are not yet compulsory in the country.
Meanwhile Federal Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan issued a notice Tuesday evening to all states to prepare for genomic sequencing of all positive Covid samples in the region for early detection of new variants.
Despite an explosion of Covid cases in China and other countries, India has kept the number of coronavirus cases under control for the time being, with just 131 new cases recorded today. The health ministry said there was no need to be alarmed just yet.