In a tweet, he emphasised that the nation had “recovered” from the Covid-19 pandemic with “great difficulty”.
“I urge Hon’ble PM to stop flights from those countries which are affected by new variant. With great difficulty, our country has recovered from Corona. We shud do everything possible to prevent this new variant from entering India,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi will chair an necessary assembly on the Covid scenario and the vaccination drive within the nation with prime officers on Saturday, official sources stated earlier within the day.
The assembly comes amid rising world issues over a brand new pressure of the coronavirus which the World Health Organization has named ‘Omicron’ and labeled as a extremely transmissible virus of concern.
The cumulative variety of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 120.96 crore, in accordance to the Union well being ministry.
The Centre on Thursday had requested all states and Union territories to conduct rigorous screening and testing of all worldwide travellers coming from or transiting by means of South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana, the place a brand new Covid-19 variant of great public well being implications has been reported.
Meanwhile, the Delhi authorities has referred to as a gathering of the Delhi catastrophe administration authority on Monday to focus on steps that want to be taken in view of menace of a brand new Covid-19 variant from African international locations, Kejriwal had stated on Friday.
“In view of the threat from a new Covid-19 variant from African countries, we have requested experts to make a presentation to the DDMA on Monday and suggest what steps we should take. We will take all steps necessary to protect you and your family,” Kejriwal tweeted on Friday.
The new variant of Covid-19, feared to have a excessive quantity of spike mutations unseen earlier than, has been detected in South Africa, with authorities there confirming 22 constructive circumstances related to it on Thursday.