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  • Updated: December 22, 2022

COVID-19: India Begins Testing International Visitors

COVID-19: India Begins Testing International Visitors

India has begun testing international passengers arriving at its airports for COVID-19.

The country’s federal health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya decalred the development, announcing the new rule on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Indian Medical Association also appealed to people to wear masks in all public places and get vaccine boosters.

It also urged people to avoid public gatherings such as weddings, political and social meetings, and international travel.

India has administered more than 2.2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, but only 27 percent of the population has received a third booster dose.

Also, according to the country’s health ministry data, India currently has about 3,400 active coronavirus cases.

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