According to India’s health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, the country will begin India will randomly test 2% of international passengers arriving at its airports at random for COVID-19.

“The virus is changing its face from time to time,” Mandaviya told parliament on Thursday. “The global pandemic is not yet over.”

The move comes as India increases its COVID variant surveillance.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to meet with high-ranking officials to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Mandaviya stated, “States have been advised to maintain awareness of hand hygiene and the importance of masking” in light of the upcoming festival season and New Year.

India masks advisory and COVID testing at the Taj Mahal According to Asian News International (ANI), before entering India’s renowned Taj Mahal, visitors will now be required to take a COVID-19 test.

According to Mandaviya, India reports 153 COVID cases per day on average. According to data from the health ministry, there are 3,402 active cases in the nation at the moment.

The public authority recently requested that India’s states watch out for any new variations. Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases in China and other parts of the world, it urged people to wear masks in crowds.

Masks have not been required in most parts of the country for several months, but lawmakers at the current winter session of parliament were seen wearing them.

India has reported the most COVID cases India will randomly test 2% worldwide, surpassing the United States, with over 44 million to date. However, over the past few months, its confirmed infection rate has decreased significantly.

Do Indian electronic visas still exist?

This month, India reinstated e-visas for British travelers. At the height of the pandemic in March 2020, the electronic visa (e-visa) program, which is valid for travelers from 164 nations, including the UK, was terminated.

It was partially restored last year for visitors from 156 nations, but the United Kingdom was not included, resulting in visa delays for hundreds of British travelers. Publish by World News Spot

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