Travellers from several countries would need to need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing for infection amid the detection of the new variant, Omicron, in South Africa.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (November 27) chaired a meeting on the situation relating to COVID-19 and vaccination with top officials.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Principal Secretary to PM Modi, PK Mishra and NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul attended the meeting.
India reported 8,318 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Health Ministry. 465 people succumbed to the COIVD-19 infection in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,67,933.
With 10,967 fresh recoveries, the total recoveries stand at 3,39,88,797. The recovery rate is currently at 98.34 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020.
The active case accounts for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.31 per cent, lowest since March 2020, at 1,07,019. Daily positivity rate (0.86 per cent) less than 2 per cent for the last 54 days while the Weekly positivity rate (0.88 per cent) less than 1 per cent for the last 13 days.
121.06 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant, 'Omicron' first detected in South Africa, India also added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing for infection.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare adds Hong Kong and Israel to the list of countries where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing considering the detection of the new COVID variant 'Omicron' in South Africa.