The findings of a nationwide survey conducted by online platform LocalCircles indicate the number of parents not sending their ward to school for in-person classes are likely to rise.
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Omicron scare: Chennai airport puts up special corridor to isolate returnees from high-risk countries
Sixty-eight passengers who arrived at the Chennai Airport on Wednesday midnight in a Qatar Airlines flight had a first-of-its-kind welcome to receive them.
As concerns grow over the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, the Kochi airport has scaled up its Covid testing facilities for inbound international passengers, enabling 700 tests an hour.
20 pax in Kochi, one in T’Puram also not advised home quarantine. They were part of 30-member group that came on November 28
In a huge relief, genome sequencing found no new variant in any of the 113 samples from SDM Medical College.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre-arrival and post-arrival testing unless found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period.
Telangana's Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao urged the people to wear masks and take their due vaccines to ensure no severe infection or death occurs in the state.
Meanwhile, the Directorate of Public Health on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Airport Director of Chennai, Tiruchy, Coimbatore, and Madurai with the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry.
India play the final Test against New Zealand in Mumbai and are scheduled to depart to Johannesburg from there on December 8 or 9 on a chartered flight.
'It disincentivises the country which reported the variant': Experts bat against travel bans to curb Omicron threat
Travel bans in the light of detection of the new Omicron variant, are not a useful measure and their benefits are limited for a multitude of reasons, some experts say.
Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu on Monday held detailed discussions with collectors, health officials, and police through a video-conference call from the Secretariat.
He also clarified that schools and colleges will continue to function, but they have been asked to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour strictly.
The focus now should be on ramping up genome sequencing and introducing S-Gene PCR testing to quickly detect it and act on containing the spread, she stressed.