The massive impact of coronavirus COVID- 19 has created an alarming effect in everyone’s daily life.
Now it has been evolving its next phase. A new variant of SARS COVID -2 has been found in many people in United Kingdom for the past 4 weeks. It is really shocking that in many of the countries of the world have not been able overcome the first wave of corona virus, the next one reached to spread with full form.
Researchers from UK insisted that this new variant is more virulent than the former and can easily attack the patients who had been already suffered. Continuous research is being going on for the further study and genetics of this virus. This new strain of virus has been found in South East part of Europe, and been quickly spread to most of the part of Europe.
Nearly 70 percent of the people in UK were affected by this new strain of corona virus. Britain Prime minister insisted that there will not be any Christmas and New year shopping and also the events regarding the festivals have been cancelled. As a reflection France, Italy, Austria, Ireland and Belgium announced restrictions in international travels.
Already most of the countries banned the flights of United Kingdom till December 31st, 2020. The government of Maharashtra decided the same and introduced new precaution measures to avoid the spread the virus. International flights have been cancelled from Britain.
Nearly 20 countries have announced a ban on UK flights from December 22nd , 2020. Oman recently closed its borders of air, land and water from Monday and it lasts till New year. Kuwait has also closed its all its commercial contacts with neighboring countries. Saudi Arabia will self isolate itself from Europe since December 8, 2020.
Impact of Coronavirus New Strain In India
- In India, all international flights from United Kingdom undergo an institutional quarantine period of 14 days.
- Expenditure on stay depends upon the choice of the passengers and finally paid by their own.
- There will not be any RT_ PCR test at the time of arrival as the passenger has the COVID tested negative before 72 hours of travel.
- RT- PCR test will be taken at the fifth or seventh day of institutional quarantine.
- If the passenger is tested negative then he will be relieved from institutional quarantine and instructed to undergo a home quarantine of seven days.
- If the passenger is tested positive, he will be continued for institutional quarantine up-to 14 days.
- If the passenger seems to be symptomatic then he will be taken to GT Hospital, Fort, Mumbai for further diagnosis.
In case of new strain of SARS COVID- 2 has been found, the test samples are given to National Institute of Virology (NIV) for further diagnosis. The transportation facilities from international airport to the hotels have been arranged appropriately.
The passengers along with the officials who have been travelled will be subjected to institutional quarantine and the passports of the travelers have been deposited and returned back to them at the time of discharge.
The hotels are allocated with 4000 rooms daily for quarantining. PPE equipment were given to the Immigration officers and the workers of the International Airport, Mumbai.
The testing equipment and arrangements at the time of discharge of the passengers will be made by the private laboratories at the hotels and will be charged to the passengers.
These protective guidelines are applicable to all the travelers of Middle East/ European countries arriving at arriving at Mumbai International Airport, irrespective of their purpose of visit or other travel plans.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackarey said in the recent press meet that night curfew has been implemented from December 22nd, 2020 to January 5th, 2021 during 11 pm to 6 am in order to avoid excessive spread of virus. Not more than five people are allowed to meet at one place and proper sanitization should be followed in throughout the state.