An official in the Health Ministry stresses in an interview with the Kan public broadcaster that there is currently no indication that the “Indian variant” of COVID-19 is more resistant to vaccines.
“It’s not clear if India is the most dangerous country, but we’ll reduce entry from it, including foreign workers. At the moment, there is no proof that the vaccines aren’t effective against the variant arriving from there,” Asher Shalmon, the director of the ministry’s international department, tells the Kan public broadcaster.
In a separate interview, Shalmon tells Army Radio that health officials are limiting non-essential travel from India and halting direct flights from there.
“A not insignificant number of sick people arrived on the latest flights,” he says.