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SOP Issued by Ministry of Health in Wake of New Variant of SARS- CoV-2

Lawstreet Journal 6 Jan 2021 12:52am

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A new variant of SARS- CoV 2 virus has been reported by the Government of United Kingdom (UK) to World Health Organization (WHO). This variant was estimated by the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) and they regarded the virus to be more transmissible and affecting younger population. 

In response, Ministry of Health has issued SOP for Epidemiological Surveillance and Response to battle against the SARS- CoV 2 virus. 

Just before the decision was taken by GOI to ban flights coming from UK, one flight from UK was already on its way to India. The travellers when arrived at the airport were apparently forced to quarantine in the aloft hotel of aerocity which will be incurring huge cost on the travellers. 

Though some travellers have tested negative for the test 3-4 times and as per the SOP issued by the Ministry of health in "Part C" of SOP it is clearly specified that those who tested negative will be home quarantined and state will ensure the monitoring of those travellers.

Apart for SOP, the Government of Delhi decided to adopt different protocol which creared lot of uncertainty in the protocol for travellers who tested negative.

But the biggest concern that arises here is that no authority is telling them the clear picture as to when they will be allowed to go home. 

The Hotel rooms in which travellers are being quarantined are apparently not even being sanitized which may pose threat to the health of the travelers. The hotel facilities are also the biggest concern for… Continue Reading...

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