Wednesday, September 28

Kejriwal appeals Centre to stop flights from Singapore over New Virus Strain which is Dangerous for Childern


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to the Central government to immediately cancel all air services with Singapore, saying a new strain of coronavirus there is said to be “very dangerous” for children.

This new strain of the COVID-19 virus could invade India in the form of a third wave, he said in a tweet.

The new form of coronavirus in Singapore is said to be very dangerous for children. It could reach Delhi in the form of a third wave. My appeal to the Central government: Cancel all air services with Singapore with immediate effect Work on vaccine alternatives for children on a priority basis,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.

While there is no know Singapore strain of the coronavirus or any known to have originated in the city State, Kejriwal appeared to be referring to a media report on Monday.

The report had mentioned the threat posed to Singapore’s children by the variant first detected in India. Reacting to the media report, NITI Aayog member (health) Dr. VK Paul said on Tuesday, “We are investigating it. Earlier this month, the Chief Minister said that Delhi should be prepared for the third wave of COVID-19.

Manish Sharma also tweeted in a reply to Arvind Kejriwal tweet-

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