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Centre to review its decision on resuming international flights

They have also decided to review the SOP on testing and surveillance of incoming passengers, specifically coming from high-risk countries having 'Omicron' cases.

Centre to review its decision on resuming international flights
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According to the reports, the government has decided to review the decision on the resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services. They have also decided to review the SOP on testing and surveillance of incoming passengers, specifically coming from high-risk countries having 'Omicron' cases.

An official spokesperson said that the decision was taken in an urgent meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and attended by various stakeholders.

After almost a span of 20 months, the Centre, on Friday, November 26, had announced the resumption of scheduled international commercial flights from December 15. The Centre will now be reviewing the scheduled date for the flights as per evolving global scenario. 

Meanwhile, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar had announced new rules for all the passengers arriving from South Africa to Mumbai, wherein the passengers will be mandatorily tested and quarantined. 

On the other hand, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has urged the Maharashtra COVID-19 task force to provide them with data on dominant variants in European countries to be better prepared for a possible surge in Mumbai. They have also asked the task force to collect genome sequencing reports of passengers flying in from Europe, the USA and Russia.

Also read: Amid Approaching Festivities, BMC Forms Squads To Ensure COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour

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