Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting on the new Covid variant today

Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting on the new Covid variant today.

New Delhi: As the new COVID-19 variant Omicron raises global concern, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting to review readiness to deal with Omicron and a possible third wave.

“On Tuesday, November 30 at 11 AM, CM @ArvindKejriwal will meet with concerned officials to review Delhi’s readiness in the wake of the new COVID-19 variant and the third wave,” the Office of the Chief Minister of Delhi.

Amid growing concerns over the new variant of the Omicron coronavirus, the Delhi government said Monday that RT-PCR tests will be conducted on all passengers arriving from six high-risk countries.

The decisions were made at the 27th meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) chaired by Delhi Deputy Governor Anil Baijal on Monday.

According to sources, the six countries affected by Omicron discussed at today’s meeting include Belgium, Israel, Hong Kong, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Ways to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’ were also discussed at today’s meeting.

“It was decided that a mandatory RT-PCR test would be needed for travelers from these affected countries and samples would be sent from those who test positive for genome sequencing,” Baijal said in a tweet.

Mr. Baijal said: “To effectively address the emerging situation, officials were recommended to strictly enforce the guidelines for international arrivals issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI in coordination with the Ministry of Civil Aviation.”

“After detailed deliberations as advised by the experts, it was decided to continue to strictly adhere to the testing, monitoring and treatment strategy with a special focus on surveillance, isolation of positive cases, contact tracing, and strict enforcement of behavior. appropriate of COVID, “Baijal tweeted.

The Department of Health was also recommended to be in a state of preparation and ensure the adequate availability of beds, medications, oxygen, etc. to deal with any emergent situation that may arise. It was emphasized that the vaccination rate should be improved for maximum coverage, “the Delhi LG further said in a tweet.

During the recent meeting, Delhi Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said: “New variants have been discussed at the meeting. Experts said that since this is spreading very fast, there is still uncertainty about its impact. People from everyone is concerned about how he is reacting. Regardless of what information the experts have about it, they informed the DDMA and said that we are monitoring him. ”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister and Nodal Minister for Crown Affairs Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Revenue Minister Kailash Gehlot, NITI member Aayog VK Paul, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and officials from the Ministry of Civil Aviation were also present at the meeting held by Delhi LG via videoconference.