Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urges government to ban all flights from UK immediately over new Covid-19 variant concerns.
According to the scientists, the new strain of the coronavirus, which has been discovered in the UK, can spread much faster.
In a tweet posted today, Keijriwal said, "New mutation of corona virus has emerged in UK, which is a super-spreader. I urge central govt to ban all flights from UK immediately."
The Indian Health Ministry has called a meeting today of its joint monitoring group on Covid-19 to discuss a mutant coronavirus that has spread rapidly in the UK, government sources have said, reports NDTV.
Already more than a dozen countries across the world including Britain's European neighbors began closing their doors to travelers from the United Kingdom on Sunday.
The new variant, which prompted the UK government to impose a Tier 4 lockdown in London and southeastern England, and tighten restrictions for all of England over the festive period, is "out of control," Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday — the same day that the UK broke its daily coronavirus case record, recording 35,928 new cases.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair an emergency response meeting on Monday to discuss international travel, in particular the flow of freight in and out of Britain.