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India Issues Guidelines For International Travellers In View Of Omicron Variant

Guidelines require all travellers (irrespective of COVID-19 vaccination status) coming to India from countries identified as ‘countries at-risk’ to mandatorily undergo post-arrival COVID-19 testing at airport on arrival.

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Govt To Review Decision On Restarting International Flights

​The government will review the decision on the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services as per evolving global scenario, the spokesperson said.

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Covovax Not Yet Been Approved In Country Of Origin: Govt

The Serum Institute of India (SII) had put in an application to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) in October for grant of market authorisation of Covovax for restricted use in emergency situations.

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Govt Lists COVID Measures To Be Followed By States/UTs

The health secretary said it is essential that the disease surveillance network in the country is geared up for rigorous follow-up of international travellers from all countries, especially those designated as 'at risk'.

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WHO To Meet Today To Assess New COVID Variant Detected In South Africa

The latest variant is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far. First identified in South Africa at the start of this week, the strain has already spread to neighbouring countries, including Botswana, where it has been reportedly detected in fully vaccinated people.

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India To Tighten COVID Testing For Tourists Amid New Variant Concerns

The federal health ministry said reports of mutations in the new variant, identified as B.1.1.529, had "serious public health implications".

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COVID Will Continue To Spread As People Mingle And travel: WHO

Maria van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, said that in the year-end holiday period it was important for everyone to take protection measures against COVID-19, including vaccination and social distancing.

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Vaccine Boosters Should Be Considered For All Adults: EU

Many EU countries have already begun giving booster doses to their populations but are using different criteria to select groups that are prioritised and using different intervals between primary vaccinations and boosters.

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Covaxin Now On UK's Approved Travel List

Vaccinated Indians are required to pre-book a PCR or Lateral Flow Test on arrival in England, to be taken before the end of day 2.

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Hold Workplace COVID Inoculation Drives To Improve Coverage: Centre To States

The processes and incentives for these ambassadors, include assigning referral codes on Co-WIN for each one of them.Through these codes every person they get vaccinated will be added to their tally at COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) through Co-WIN, the letter said.

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