"Government Alert, No Need To Panic": Health Minister On UK Virus Strain

"Government Alert, No Need To Panic": Health Minister On UK Virus Strain

Newsdesk |
December 21, 2020

The government is fully alert about the new strain of coronavirus reported in the United Kingdom, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today, stressing that "there's no need to panic". Canada, Saudi Arabia, and several European countries have temporarily banned flights from the UK over the new virus strain, believed to be 70 per cent more infectious.

New Delhi, 21 December 2020

"At this time, I would say, don't get hassled with imaginary situations, imaginary talks and imaginary panic. The government is fully alert. In the last one year, as you all have seen, we took all necessary measures to ensure the safety of people. If you ask me, there's no reason to panic so much," the Health Minister told reporters this afternoon at the India Science Festival. He was replying to a question if India is planning to impose a UK travel ban. His remarks came shortly after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the government in a tweet: "New mutation of corona virus has emerged in UK, which is a super-spreader. I urge central government to ban all flights from UK immediately." 

Source -NDTV


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