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Amid Omicron scare, international flights unlikely to resume

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 01, 2021 3:17 pm -- Updated:December 01, 2021 3:32 pm

Amid the emergence of new Covid-19 ‘Variant of Concern’ Omicron, India will again review its decision on the effective date of resumption of scheduled international flights.

Earlier, it was announced that international fights will resume from December 15. However, the emergence of new Covid-19 ‘Variant of Concern’ Omicron has again pressed the panic button.

International flights: Tremendous pressure from public for resumption, says minister; December 15 date under review | Latest News India - Hindustan Times The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) says it will notify the effective date of resumption of international flights to/from India in due course.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) says it will notify the effective date of resumption of international flights to/from India in due course.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) says the situation was being closely watched and final decision would be taken after taking into confidence all stakeholders.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 variant Omicron has not been reported in India yet, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed Parliament on November 30. While the variant has been found in 14 countries so far, there is no case in India.

Regular international flights to resume by 2021-end: Govt | Latest News India - Hindustan Times The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday extended the validity of Covid containment measures till December 31.

“We are immediately checking suspicious cases and conducting genome sequencing. We are also taking all possible precautions,” he said in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament.

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“We have resources and labs to check the virus spread. Also all measures have been taken to ensure this variant does not reach the country,” he added.

International flight operations in India likely to return to normal by December-end Representative image

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