The federal government is alert and there’s no have to panic, Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan stated on December 21 amid considerations over the new coronavirus pressure within the U.Ok..
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He stated the federal government had finished every part that was essential to deal with the COVID-19 scenario within the final one yr.
Responding to a query on the panic over the new pressure and a requirement to ban flights from the U.Ok., Mr. Vardhan informed reporters, “I might say this to all that every one these imaginary conditions, imaginary talks, imaginary panic… don’t contain your self on this.”
“The federal government is totally acutely aware about every part. For those who ask me, there isn’t any cause to panic the best way we’re seeing on this press convention,” the Minister added.
Ban all flights from U.Ok.: Kejriwal
Earlier within the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded that the Centre ban all flights from the U.Ok. instantly in view of the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus there.
“New mutation of coronavirus has emerged in U.Ok., which is a super-spreader. I urge Central govt to ban all flights from U.Ok. instantly,” Mr. Kejriwal had tweeted.
Plenty of European international locations have banned flights from the U.Ok. because the British authorities warned that the potent new pressure of the virus was “uncontrolled” and imposed a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown from December 20.