.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The C.1.2. variant is said to be more transmissible than other coronavirus variants (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

  • India’s health ministry has mandated COVID-19 tests for people coming in from 7 countries
  • The decision was taken after the C.1.2 variant was found in South Africa
  • The 7 countries in the list include China, South Africa and Bangladesh

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The institutional quarantine for international passengers travelling by air has been scrapped. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CSMIA_Official)

  • International passengers from UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa will have to undergo test
  • This comes after discovery of new strain of COVID-19
  • The new COVID variant C.1.2 was first reported in South Africa