Hyderabad: A total of 1570 international travellers from at-risk countries, where omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 was reported, have been screened at Hyderabad international airport since Saturday, November 27, senior health officials on Monday said. During the process of scanning, the health teams identified 13 passengers who were partially vaccinated. As a result, all of them have been kept in quarantine for a period of 14 days in Hyderabad.
“Not a single passenger out of the 1570 screened at Shamshabad airport has so far displayed any kind of symptoms related to Covid-19. The 13 passengers who were partially vaccinated are in quarantine and they too do not have any Covid related symptoms. The MOHFW protocols to screen and conduct RT-PCR tests on travellers from at-risk countries will start from December 1,” Director of Public Health (DPH), Dr G Srinivasa Rao said.
Completing the full dose of vaccination i.e. receiving the first and second dose of Covid vaccine is mandatory for international travel. Passengers who did not complete the mandatory two doses of Covid vaccines but end-up travelling to Hyderabad from other countries are being directed by the health authorities here to get quarantined.
The international passengers who arrived at Shamshabad airport were from countries in Europe including UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.
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