What is Centre’s Covid plan for Afghan evacuees? Health ministry explains


PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2021 10:37 PM IST

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  • The Central government explained the Covid measures put in place for evacuees from Afghanistan. The Centre said some of those evacuated from Afghanistan have tested Covid positive. “Whoever lands (in India) they are given anti-polio vaccine because wild polio is still prevalent in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We have also made arrangement that all of their RT-PCR tests are done and some of them have tested positive,” said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. He added, “Several people have been sent to ITBP camp in Chawala (Delhi) where they are quarantined and they will stay there for 14 days and from there it will be decided where they have to be sent.” Watch the full video for more.


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