In the wake of rising cases of novel coronavirus ‘Omicron’, the US has made it mandatory for all travelers arriving here from other countries, including India, to carry a ‘negative’ test report of Kovid-19 or proof of recovery from the infection. This new rule will come into effect from December 6. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which comes under the Department of Health and Human Services, gave this information.
Indian government officials informed Indian-American community leaders here on Saturday, “This amended order makes COVID-19 testing mandatory for people aged two years or older on board a flight to the US.” ‘
According to this new revised order issued for aircraft leaving for America from any country, passengers will have to show a ‘negative’ test report for a maximum of one day before the journey or they have proof of recovery from Kovid-19 90 days before the journey. Will have to show
Three more cases of Omicron infection were reported in New York, US on Saturday and with this the number of cases of infection with the new form of corona virus in the state increased to eight. Apart from this, the number of states in the US has increased where the first cases of Omicron infection have been reported.
New York Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a news release, ‘Omicron infection has spread here and, as expected, we are now seeing the infection spreading in the community.’
On Saturday, cases of Omicron infection were found for the first time in Massachusetts and Washington, USA. A day earlier, cases of infection with this form of Kovid-19 were reported for the first time on Friday in New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.