Within the wake of the brand new pressure of Coronavirus rising from the UK, the Odisha authorities has directed authorities to make sure strict adherence to the Customary Working Process (SOP) issued by the Union Well being Ministry with a compulsory screening of individuals with journey historical past of UK in an effort to forestall the unfold of the mutant Coronavirus in India.
The Extra Chief Secretary to Odisha Authorities PK Mohapatra has requested Bhubaneswar Municipal Company Commissioner, Director of Airport Authority of India in Bhubaneswar and different officers for taking Precautionary measures.
The Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday introduced the suspension of flight companies to and from the UK in view of the brand new variant of Coronavirus. The flight companies have been suspended from December 23 to 31, 2020.
Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Epidemiological Surveillance and Response after the emergence of the brand new variant of COVID-19 within the UK. The brand new mutant variant of COVID-19, which is alleged to be 70% extra transmissible than the earlier one, has brought on a scare the world over with a number of international locations together with India shutting down air journey to and from the UK.
World reacts to mutant COVID-19
The Civil Aviation Ministry suspended flights to and from the UK ranging from Tuesday 11.59 pm to December 31 11.50 pm as a preemptive motion towards the entry and unfold of the mutant Coronavirus in India. About 40 international locations together with India have suspended air journey to the UK within the wake of the brand new variant of the virus. European Union nations together with France, Italy and Germany have halted flights from the UK, adopted by Canada, Israel, Iran Netherlands. Nonetheless, France has eased the journey ban after the European Fee urged member states to elevate the ban on journey to the UK.
The brand new variant has brought on a second wave of COVID-19 in South Africa as almost 90% of the samples examined within the nation include the brand new pressure.
The brand new pressure of Coronavirus is extra dominating than the earlier one, based on the consultants and has compelled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to announce stricter stay-at-home lockdown measures within the UK amid the festive season of Christmas. The British authorities’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance reportedly stated that the pressure “strikes quick and is changing into the dominant variant” inflicting over 70% of the infections within the nation. This variant is estimated by the European Heart for Illness Management (ECDC) to be extra transmissible and affecting the youthful inhabitants.
(with inputs from ANI)