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DDMA to address concerns regarding 'Omicron' during meet on November 29

The 'Omicron' variant is reported to have a significantly high number of mutations, and thus, has serious public health implications for the country.

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New Delhi Published on: November 27, 2021 18:19 IST
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DDMA to address concerns regarding 'Omicron' during meet on November 29

Highlights

  • Experts and representatives from the Ministry of Civil Aviation are expected to attend the meeting.
  • Strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places is mandatory.
  • The 'Omicron' variant is reported to have a significantly high number of mutations.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a key meeting on Monday to take a call on international passengers, especially from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Hong Kong, informed government sources. The meeting is scheduled to address concerns due to the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'.

Experts and representatives from the Ministry of Civil Aviation are expected to attend the meeting among others. "They may take a call on RT-PCR testing of passengers deboarding from international flights and quarantining of passengers from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Hong Kong, etc," government sources said.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal has also instructed concerned officials to ensure strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places and full preparedness in hospitals to handle any possible emergent situation.

As per government sources, Delhi LG Anil Baijal has instructed the chief secretary, police commissioner, and officials concerned to ensure strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places and functions and full preparedness in hospitals to handle any emergent situation.

The 'Omicron' variant is reported to have a significantly high number of mutations, and thus, has serious public health implications for the country, in view of recently relaxed visa restrictions and opening up of international travel. 

(With ANI Inputs)

Also Read: WHO asks countries in South-East Asia region to be vigilant against 'Omicron' variant

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