Passengers from Brazil and South Africa are now to be checked at Chennai Airport – The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: The State Health Department started testing passengers from Brazil and South Africa after the new variant from those countries was discovered in India. Health Minister J Radhakrishnan told the press at Kilpauk Medical College Government Hospital, “Although we insist that passengers such as UK passengers come with RT-PCR reports, we are also testing passengers from Brazil and South Africa at the airport.
This was the instruction of the Union government and also of the state. The Minister of Health also said the meeting venues for Covaxin in the state have increased to 35. The Ministry of Health called on the Union’s Ministry of Health to involve political, judicial and journalists in the vaccine priority action. “The state has 14.8 lakh doses of Covid vaccine,” added Radhakrishnan. Former Health Minister Dr. HV Hande received the second dose of vaccine at KMCH.
The state vaccinated 20,440 people on Thursday. Out of 20,440 people, 14,813 are healthcare workers, 3,500 are on the front lines and 2,127 are in the police force. 6,086 people received the second dose and 14,354 the first dose each day.