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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on new Covid variant: Will protect you and your family

In view of the threat of a new Covid variant from African countries, Arvind Kejriwal government has called a meeting of DDMA on Monday

In view of the threat of a new COVID-19 variant from African countries, the Delhi government has called a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday to discuss steps that need to be taken, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

These experts will make a presentation to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) to suggest steps to protect the national capital from the B.1.1.529 strain of the coronavirus, he said.SIMILAR STORIES

“In view of the threat from (the) new COVID-19 variant from African countries, we have requested experts to make a presentation to DDMA on Monday, and suggest what steps we should take. We will take all steps necessary to protect you and your family,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

The Centre had on Thursday asked all states and union territories to conduct rigorous screening and testing of all international travellers coming from or transiting through South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana, where a new COVID-19 variant of serious public health implications has been reported.

Delhi was among the most badly affected cities in the country during the peak of the second Covid wave when hospital beds were hard to find and patients died because of a lack of oxygen.

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