India is reviewing the country's pandemic situation in the wake of an unexpected increase in COVID-19 cases in Japan, the United States, China, Brazil and South Korea. As a precautionary measure, the Government of India has resumed random sampling of international passengers for COVID-19 at airports across the country from yseterday, December 21.

News agency said in a statement “Random sample testing will be done for international air passengers arriving from various countries including China from today.”

The decision to resume random COVID-19 tasting has been taken after a meeting convened by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to review the country's COVID situation.

It is worth noting that India has identified at least three cases of the highly contagious BF.7 omicron sub-variant, which led to a surge in COVID-19 infections in China in October.


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