High Level Health Ministry Meeting on UK coronavirus, WHO officials likely to participate virtually


The Central government has called an emergency high level meeting on Monday to discuss the spread of mutant coronavirus in UK. Many European nations have banned flights to and from Britain. No policy decision has been taken by India on any flight ban from the UK but the joint action group will discuss this on serious note.

UK has warned this new strain of coronavirus was “out of control”, and imposed a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown from Sunday. The joint monitoring group chaired by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) will discuss about this new form of virus and measures to prevent its spread across the nation. The World Health Organisation’s India representative Roderico H Ofrin, who is also a member of the monitoring group, is likely to participate in the meeting and share his views on how to stop the spread of deadly virus.