India adds Ghana and Tanzania to list of ‘at risk’ countries, Health News, ET HealthWorld


India on Monday added Ghana and Tanzania to the list of “at risk” countries, with passengers due to undergo COVID-19 tests and additional quarantine measures.

The Aviation Ministry said on Tuesday that the list of “at risk” countries had been updated on Monday.

Countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, and South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tanzania and Israel were placed in the “at risk” category, according to the Aviation Ministry it is noted.

Delhi had reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday with a fully vaccinated 37-year-old man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania testing positive.

The patient, a resident of Ranchi, had traveled from Tanzania to Doha and from there to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight on December 2. He stayed in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a week. The person has mild symptoms.

According to the directives of the Ministry of Health of the Union which entered into force on December 1 following the emergence of the Omicron variant, all passengers coming from countries “at risk” must undergo an RT-PCR test and 2% of passengers from other countries should take the test at random.

Passengers will have to wait for the results before leaving the airport or boarding a connecting flight, as directed.

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