120 Rapid PCR machines deployment for testing international passengers
120 Rapid PCR machines deployment for testing international passengers. LiveMint reported that on December 6, 120 Rapid PCR machines have been deployed at Delhi airports for testing international passengers, which will smoothen the international arrival process. Omicron COVID 19 variant’s first-ever case was reported to the World Health Organization on November 25 from South Africa. Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Omicron COVID 19 variant has been confirmed in 23 countries and their number is expected to increase.
India included 11 countries on the “at-risk” countries’ list, which means travelers need to follow additional measures. Which are Botswana, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Mauritius, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed RTPCR testing facilities at Indira Gandhi International Airport for passengers who are coming from “at-risk” countries on December 5.