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International passengers to undergo random post-arrival testing at airports

New Delhi: In view of the increasing risk of corona infection in the country, the ministry of civil aviation has issued new guidelines on Thursday.

Issuing an order, the ministry said that out of the total passengers in the flight, 2 per cent of the passengers will undergo random post-arrival testing at airports from December 24.

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The official notification reads, “A sub-section of 2% of the total passengers in the flight shall undergo random post-arrival testing at the airport on arrival.”

The notification said, “Such travellers will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport and a copy of the positive report shall be shared with Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme by the concerned Testing Laboratory (besides sharing with the APHOS) to be in turn shared with concerned State/UT for further follow up action.”

If any such travellers are tested positive, then their samples will be sent for genomic testing at the designated INSACOG laboratory network.

This arrangement will come into the practice with effect from Saturday, 24th December, 2022.

PM Modi chairs review meeting on Covid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to assess the Covid-19 situation in the country, preparedness of health infrastructure and logistics, the status of the vaccination campaign in the country and the emergence of new Covid-19 variants and their public health implications for the country.

The high-level review meeting comes in the backdrop of spike in COVID19 cases in some countries.

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