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New Delhi7 hours ago
The second wave of Corona in the country is not even lightened now that the worry of the third wave has started troubling. The biggest worry is that this time there is a possibility of more impact on the children. Experts have said this.
On the other hand, the new corona strain that has come to Singapore, the children are getting the most infected there. In such a situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the central government to work on vaccine options for children on priority. Kejriwal has said on social media that the new form of Corona that came to Singapore is being described as very dangerous for children. In India, it may come as a third wave.
This strain increased concern in Singapore
Corona’s B.1.617 strain is currently spreading in Singapore. This is the strain that first appeared in India in October last year and the infection is spreading more due to this strain in the second wave of Corona here.
B.1.617 How dangerous of children, it is not clear yet
It is not yet clear how dangerous the stress of corona spreading in Singapore is for B.1.617 children. Singapore’s Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Sunday that B.1.617 strain is infecting children more. 38 new corona cases were reported in Singapore on Sunday. This is the largest figure in a day after Mid September. They also include several children from a tuition center. However, Kung reported that no child is seriously ill.
Primary secondary schools and junior colleges are being closed in Singapore since Wednesday due to increasing infection among children. The children will be given virtual education at home. Singapore’s Education Minister Chan Chun Sing says the government is also planning to vaccinate students up to 16 years old.
What can be the effect in India?
By the way, the B.1.617 variant has already spread in India. However, now a strain of its offspring spreads which can infect children more, the situation can be serious. Because no vaccine has yet been made for children in India. Experts, on the other hand, have already said that the third wave of corona may be more dangerous for children.
Restrictions between Singapore and India
The Singapore government has banned all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have visited India within the last 14 days. This order came into force on 24 April this year. On the other hand, India has banned international flights since 23 March last year. The scope of this order excludes cargo flights and those special flights that have been approved by the DGCA. This moratorium has been extended till 31 May. According to data from Singapore’s Changi Airport, around 3 million passengers from India visited Singapore in 2019. In 2018, this figure was more than 47 lakhs.
India’s biobleague contract from 27 countries
India has biobubble contracts from 27 countries. Under this, air passengers can travel. These countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Japan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Germany, Oman, Canada, Iraq, France, Kenya, Kuwait, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Netherlands, Rwanda, Britain, Seychelles, Tanzania, Ukraine, UAE, Maldives , Includes Uzbekistan and the United States.