The Health Ministry has called a meeting tomorrow with its joint monitoring group on COVID-19 to discuss a mutant coronavirus that has spread rapidly in the UK, prompting several European nations to ban flights to and from Britain.
Britain has warned this new strain of coronavirus was “out of control”, and imposed a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown from Sunday.
The joint monitoring group chaired by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) will meet tomorrow morning to discuss mutated variant of the coronavirus reported from the UK, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The World Health Organisation’s India representative Roderico H Ofrin, who is also a member of the monitoring group, is likely to participate in the meeting.
The Netherlands has imposed a ban on UK flights and Belgium said it would follow suit. Germany, too, was considering a similar move as “a serious option” for flights from both Britain and South Africa, where another variant was discovered, news agency AFP reported.
No policy decision has been taken by India on any flight ban from the UK, sources have told NDTV.