Omicron India: 100 people who came to Agra from abroad missing amid the threat of Omicron, the tension of the administration increased

The Health Department in Agra has prepared an action plan regarding the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron. Agra is a hot spot for travelers and tourists coming to India from abroad because of the Taj Mahal. Compulsory screening of people coming from abroad is being done. Recently, 100 people who came to Agra from abroad could not be traced. The Health Department has appealed to the people that if any foreigner is seen getting treatment in any hospital or clinic, then immediately the control room should be informed.

Actually, the Health Department had issued an alert on 30 November by the district administration of Agra regarding the new variant Omicron of Corona. The Department of Health has identified Omicron as a potential threat from travelers from 56 countries. Instructions were issued to start passport tracking and monitoring of travelers coming from abroad in the Taj city. According to sources, in the last 15 days, about 150 travelers from abroad have come to Agra, out of which 40 have been tested. Three have not been reported. 37 passengers have been found negative in the investigation. There are more than 100 foreign nationals who could not be traced. They left without informing from the hotels where they were staying. They have not even been investigated.

The district administration is very serious and apprehensive about the missing foreign travelers that none of these infected foreigners are quietly undergoing treatment at some place. CMO Dr. Arun Srivastava has appealed to the people of Agra that if a foreign national is found receiving treatment in a private hospital or clinic somewhere or is found in a sick condition, then immediately provide his information on Kovid Control Room No. 0562-26412, So that they can be traced in time. RTPCR test of every foreign national is mandatory. There is also a provision for re-examination after eight days of those whose reports have come negative after coming to India from abroad.

The CMO has issued instructions to hotel managers to prepare a list of foreigners besides spot sampling and screening of tourists from countries like South Africa, Hong Kong, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe etc.

Testing and sampling of foreign travelers arriving at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Cantt Railway Station, Kheria Airport and ISBT has started. Health department teams are monitoring people coming from abroad. People coming from outside are being quarantined. Poonam Yadav, the player of the Indian women’s cricket team, who returned from Australia after playing the Big Bash tournament a few days ago, is also in quarantine in Agra since Wednesday, despite coming negative for the Kovid test.

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