Kejriwal cites ‘Singapore Covid strain that hits children’, urges flights ban


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged the Indian government to suspend all air operations with Singapore where a new Covid-19 strain is reportedly affecting children.

As per media reports, Singapore will shut schools from Wednesday as the authorities concerned have warned that new coronavirus strains, such as the one first detected in India, were affecting more children.

Arguing that it can come as a third wave in India, Kejriwal said the federal government should take immediate measures, including suspension of flights to and from Singapore.

“The new form of Coronavirus in Singapore is said to be very dangerous for children. It could reach Delhi as a third wave. My appeal to the Central government: 1. Cancel all air services with Singapore with immediate effect; 2. Work on vaccine alternatives for children on a priority basis,” Kejriwal tweeted.