New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in India, strictness is set to be increased from next week on passengers coming from 6 countries including China.

Health Minister Mandaviya has said that RT-PCR test has been made mandatory for passengers coming from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore from January 1, 2023. These passengers will have to upload their report on the Air Suvidha Portal before traveling.

Earlier, Serum Institute of India (SII) has asked the central government to give two crore doses of Covishield free of cost. Prakash Kumar Singh, director of government and regulatory affairs at SII, has written a letter to the Health Ministry on this matter. In the letter, he has talked about giving free doses worth Rs 410 crore.

The company has taken this decision amid the increase in corona cases in many countries including China.

Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry has said that corona cases may increase in India in mid-January. After analyzing the previous trends, it is believed that the next 40 days will be crucial for the country. According to sources, another wave of Corona may hit the country.

In such a situation, health facilities are being reviewed in all states and union territories. In fact, it has been seen that a new wave reached India only 30 to 35 days after affecting East Asia. This has been a trend, based on which this claim is being made.

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