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Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said passengers found positive will stay near the airport, and announced mandatory home quarantine for all arrivals from these countries.
In Mumbai, passengers arriving from South Africa will be quarantined and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing.
Calling the new Covid variant 'extremely aggressive', Bangladesh's Health Minister Zahid Maleque said they are strengthening screening procedures at all airports and ports.
The patients were found in Chelmsford and Nottingham. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the two cases are linked.
Delhi Disaster Management Authority is likely to take a call on RT-PCR testing of international passengers and quarantining arrivals from countries where the variant has been found.
PM Modi was briefed on the Covid situation, especially the Omicron variant that has been spreading in southern Africa. He asked for a review of plans to ease international travel.
With escalating infections, restrictions and a new mutation, the battle against Covid has suffered a setback. A taste of deja vu is evident as the week comes to an end.
South Africa hit back at UK's move, saying it was taken 'too hastily'. The new variant of the virus has the most mutations of any strain yet identified.
The new variant, B.1.1.529, seems to be dominating all infections in South Africa in less than two weeks. No cases in India yet, but scientists and Union health secy have raised alarm.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that experts have been asked to make a presentation to the DDMA Monday to suggest steps that should be taken.