Delhi News Live: Four Passengers From Omicron Affected Countries Test Positive For Covid-19

Delhi live news: Amid fear of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa, four international passengers — three from Amsterdam and one from London — who arrived at Delhi’s IGI Airport early Wednesday, tested positive for Covid-19 and have been sent to hospitals for quarantine and treatment. Around five or six passengers showed Covid-like symptoms during the rapid PCR and RT-PCR test and were sent to Lok Nayak hospital.

Airport officials said that more than 1,700 passengers were screened at the Terminal 3 of the airport on Wednesday. As new guidelines came into effect Wednesday, passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport complained of long lines, crowded lounges, unclear instructions and costly Covid tests.

Meanwhile, after the Delhi cabinet’s decision to slash VAT from 30% to 19.4%, the price of petrol in Delhi has been reduced by Rs 8. Petrol will now cost Rs 95.97. Before the reduction, the cost was Rs 103.97.

Delhi schools are seeing huge variations in turnout among the primary and middle school children after reopening, with some schools also seeing a significant difference in the number of parents who had initially given their consent for offline classes and the actual turnout.

Schools had opened for these students, for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, on November 1 but had to close after two weeks due to pollution. They were allowed to reopen for all classes on Monday, while elsewhere, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced Tuesday that schools in the city would defer reopening for classes I to VII from December 1 to December 15 as a cautionary measure against emergence of the Omicron variant.

Source: Delhi News: Four passengers from Omicron affected countries test positive for Covid-19 (indianexpress.com)

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