India - Omicron: Maharashtra asked to align travel rules with central guidelines
The ministry asked the state government to align its travel norms with that of the Centre to ensure uniform implementation across states and union territories. The guidelines were issued in light of the emergence of a new coronavirus variant termed Omicron.
Context Why does this story matter?
The Maharashtra government Tuesday announced fresh travel rules for international travelers due to the Omicron variant. Omicron is said to be the most heavily mutated strain of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It is feared that the variant may be more transmissible and dangerous. Both the Centre and states are stepping up measures to curb the spread of the variant.
Details What are Maharashtra government's guidelines?
Legal Disclaimer: MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.