Corona strain in Singapore can be India's 3rd wave, extremely dangerous for children, warns Kejriwal; asks for flight suspension
New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has warned the Central government against a new Covid variant found in Singapore, which is affecting children dangerously, and asserted that it can lead to a third wave in India unless immediate measures are taken, including suspension of flights to and from Singapore.
Flagging the dangers, Kejriwal emphasised that it is extremely dangerous for children and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to prioritise vaccination drive for children.
सिंगापुर में आया कोरोना का नया रूप बच्चों के लिए बेहद ख़तरनाक बताया जा रहा है, भारत में ये तीसरी लहर के रूप में आ सकता है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 18, 2021
केंद्र सरकार से मेरी अपील:
1. सिंगापुर के साथ हवाई सेवाएं तत्काल प्रभाव से रद्द हों
2. बच्चों के लिए भी वैक्सीन के विकल्पों पर प्राथमिकता के आधार पर काम हो
The Delhi Chief Minister's warning follows apprehensions raised over a third wave, which many experts have said may target children.
The first wave affected the elderly the most, while the younger people have contracted the infection in the second wave, they underscored.
The national capital is gradually plateauing the curve of new infections and there are more recoveries now.
The daily figure of fresh coronavirus cases has dropped from the highest recorded last month at over 28,000 to below 5,000 recorded on Tuesday.
Countries like Singapore and Taiwan, who were praised for containing Covid-19, are clamping strict restrictions now on travel between each other, according to a report in Hindustan Times.
Further, Singapore has made 'work from home compulsory' and seven schools have are imparting home-based education in a bid to isolate those infected, as it reimposes lockdown-like measures like last year, it added.
Singapore is now gearing up to vaccinate all those below 16 years while trying to break the chain of infection.
The latest curbs were imposed on May 13 and will remain in effect till June 13, the report said.
On April 29, Singapore had recorded highest number of Covid-19 cases in last nine months, prompting the autorities to tighten measures to contain the virus.