India restarts random Covid testing of International arrivals

In response to a dramatic rise in COVID cases in China and other nations, the government of India is reintroducing random testing for foreign travelers at all domestic airports, a source in the health ministry said on Wednesday.

As coronavirus infections increase internationally, particularly in China, the United States, South Korea, Brazil, and Japan, the government has decided to reintroduce Covid-19 testing-related procedures at airports as part of preventative measures.

According to authorities, three instances of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which appears to be the strain behind China’s recent spike in Covid cases, have been discovered in India thus far.

Starting today, foreign flight passengers coming from a variety of nations, including China, will be subjected to random sample testing.

On Wednesday, Mansukh Mandaviya, the union minister of health, reviewed the country’s Covid-19 situation and urged people to adopt Covid-appropriate conduct, such as using masks in crowded areas and being immunized.

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