Puducherry to permit entry at borders solely on manufacturing of COVID vaccination certificate- The New Indian Categorical

By Categorical Information Service

PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry has determined to impose restrictions on its borders, permitting entry of solely these vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, as a part of measures to forestall the unfold of the brand new Omicron variant.

Lt Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, who chaired a consultative assembly at Raj Nivas on Tuesday, mentioned a complete plan has been drawn as much as forestall the unfold of the Omicron variant. Prime authorities officers, well being officers and others from non-public medical schooling establishments had been a part of the discussions, whereas drawing up the plan.

The Lt Governor mentioned as Puducherry is a vacationer spot, individuals have been visiting from varied states and a few restrictions  can be imposed on the borders for these coming from outdoors. As the brand new variant has been reported in some states, individuals coming to Puducherry might want to produce a vaccine certificates on the borders for entry into the Union territory. In the meantime, all authorities and personal medical faculties have been requested to be ready with infrastructure and personnel in place together with mattress services, medical doctors, nurses and different healthcare employees.

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Because the vaccine is essential to saving lives, everybody ought to take the jab to be protected from the brand new variant, she mentioned. Efforts are being made to accentuate the vaccination programme by door to door checking and vaccinating. This marketing campaign is scheduled to happen on December 4 and 5 in every space, she mentioned, looking for the cooperation of the individuals in getting themselves vaccinated.

Three individuals who returned from South Africa quarantined

In the meantime, three Puducherrians who returned from South Africa have been quarantined as a precautionary measure to forestall the unfold of the Omicron variant, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan mentioned, including that their well being situation is being continually monitored. 

Whereas two of them who got here greater than 4 days again have been quarantined in Puducherry, one other who got here a day in the past has been quarantined in Chennai, in keeping with well being division sources. All them examined damaging for COVID on arrival. Nonetheless, they should stay in isolation until the incubation interval is over.

Previously one month, round 300 individuals from overseas have come to Puducherry and tabs are saved on everybody who comes right here from abroad, significantly nations which have reported the Omicron variant. The Bureau of Immigration and the Airport Authority of India intimate the Built-in Illness Surveillance Programme (IDSP) wing of the well being division, which in flip displays such personnel, mentioned the well being division.

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