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Stop flights from Singapore: Arvind Kejriwal tells Centre amid concerns of new Covid strain affecting kids

Experts have also warned that the third wave of Covid-19 is due between October and December and it will hit children in a big way.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 18, 2021 16:43 IST
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Stop flights from Singapore: Arvind Kejriwal tells Centre amid concerns of new Covid strain affecting kids

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to immediately cancel all air services with Singapore. In a tweet shared in afternoon, he said that the new strain of coronavirus is said to be "very dangerous" for children and also urged the Centre to prioritize vaccine rollout plans for children.

"The new form of coronavirus in Singapore is said to be very dangerous for children. It could reach Delhi in the form of a third wave. My appeal to the Central government: 1. Cancel all air services with Singapore with immediate effect 2. Work on vaccine alternatives for children on a priority basis," Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi. 

Notably, Singapore has warned that new coronavirus variants could affect more children than past strains. The country has already shut all schools, primary and secondary institutions.

Experts have also warned that the third wave of Covid-19 is due between October and December and it will hit children in a big way. They have urged both the Centre and state governments to chalk out strategies and gear up to handle the situation.

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