South Asia and Beyond

16,000 Passengers From ‘At Risk’ Countries Tested

India has conducted 16,000 RT-PCR tests on airline passengers from at-risk countries and detected 18 who are positive for the Covid virus. Genome sequencing is underway to determine if they harbour the Omicron variant. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that a decision on booster dose and jabs for children will be taken on the advice of medical scientists.

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