Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the new strain in Singapore could create a third wave of corona infection in India and that it will have a greater impact on children.
Kejriwal has appealed to the Center to stop flights from Singapore. Parents are worried since Kejriwal expressed these fears. Because the new strain affects children more. Singapore first warned the world.
The new form of corona virus in Singapore is said to be very dangerous for children. It is likely to reach Delhi in the form of a third wave. My appeal to the Central Government is:
1. Immediate cancellation of all airlines with Singapore.
2. Prioritize vaccination alternatives for children, ”the Delhi Chief Minister said in a tweet in Hindi on Tuesday.
There is no truth in the assertion that there is a new COVID strain in Singapore. Phylogenetic testing has shown that the B.1.617.2 variant is the prevalent strain in many of the COVID cases, including in children, in recent weeks in Singapore.https://t.co/uz0mNPNxlE https://t.co/Vyj7gyyzvJ— Singapore in India (@SGinIndia) May 18, 2021
After that, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told social media that “there is no truth in the claims“.
There is no “Singapore variant”. The strain prevailing in many cases in recent weeks is the variant B.1.617.2, which appeared in India. Phylogenetic testing shows that this B.1617.2 variant is associated with multiple clusters in Singapore, ” he said.
A few minutes later, External Affairs Minister S. Jaisankar released a sharp tweet. Appreciating Singapore’s role as a logistics hub and oxygen supplier, Jaisankar said, “Irresponsible comments from those who need to know will damage long-term partnerships. So, let me be clear- the Delhi Chief Minister is not speaking for India. ‘’
Singapore and India have been solid partners in the fight against Covid-19.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) May 19, 2021
Appreciate Singapore's role as a logistics hub and oxygen supplier. Their gesture of deploying military aircraft to help us speaks of our exceptional relationship. @VivianBala https://t.co/x7jcmoyQ5a
Since the onset of corona infection, this infectious virus has changed its form several times.
The virus usually infects the elderly and those suffering from other diseases. But the new strain found in Singapore is having a greater impact on children.
On Sunday, Singapore issued a warning about the new strain and ordered the school to close.
Singapore’s Education Minister Chan Chun Singh said the mutations in some viruses were more aggressive and seemed to attack young children.
Children with these symptoms are not seriously ill, and some have mild symptoms.
Singapore has the highest number of 38 cases since mid-September, of which 17 are unrelated. 4 of the victims are children, studying in a teaching center.
The strain of B1617 affects children the most. It is not yet clear how many children have been affected.
In Singapore, 61,000 people were affected and 31 died last year. No cases of infection have been reported for several months. But now the possibility of a second wave is revealed here.
Indian Government Member of the NITI Commission Dr.V. K. “We are investigating reports of various corona infections in children,” Paul said of Singapore’s strain. The good news is, the infection is not serious.