No entry to travellers from India effective April 27

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 26: Indian residents and those who have visited India in the past 30 days will be prohibited from entering Sarawak as part of preventive measures to curb the spread of India’s double mutant Covid-19 variant in Sarawak.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said the committee has decided to ban travellers from India from entering Sarawak as a preventive measure for the variants of concern (VOC) and is effective tomorrow (April 27).

Meanwhile, international media have reported that India’s capital has announced a lockdown following a new coronavirus wave with more than 200,000 daily cases, believed caused by a double mutant variant of the virus.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, there are three types of VOC of Covid-19.

They are the B.1.351 which was first reported in South Africa, B.1.1.7 from the United Kingdom, and B.1.1.28 or P1 from Brazil and Japan. — DayakDaily