Moscow: The Russian Gamelia Institute says the Sputnik V vaccine is expected to fight off a new strain of the corona virus, Omikron. The Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Gamelia Institute said they had begun studies in this regard.
The Sputnik V vaccine has been shown to be effective against other genetically modified strains. It is in this context that the Gamelia Institute hopes that Sputnik will be able to defend itself against Omikron.
Kirill Dimitrov, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said that by February 2022, Sputnik Omikron boosters will be available, unless the vaccine needs to be modified. Dimitrov said the imbalance in vaccine supply was the cause of the genetically modified corona viruses.
Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health has issued special guidelines for foreign visitors to India after the corona variant Omicron was confirmed in various countries. Travelers arriving in the country are required to register with the Air Facility Portal and provide information 14 days prior to departure. Also the RTPCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours should be included in the portal.
Those arriving from countries reported by Omicron, the new variant of the Corona, must be screened at the airport. Leave the airport only after getting the result. The guideline states that even if the result is negative, one week home monitoring is mandatory.
It is reported that the decision to resume international flights will be taken only after examining the circumstances. According to the latest guidelines issued by the Central Government, the high-risk countries are EU countries including South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel and the UK.