The US Embassy in New Delhi has said in the Health Alert, ‘Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in India, access to all types of medical facilities is severely limited.
US Advices its Citizens to Leave India: The US has issued a travel advisory for its citizens, advising them not to go to India. Also, citizens who are already in India have been told to leave India as soon as possible. The US has told the citizens (US Citizens in India) that it is safe for them to leave India at this time because access to all kinds of medical facilities has been severely limited here. In India, more than three lakh corona virus cases are coming out in the last few days, due to which people are not able to get beds in the hospital.
The United States has issued the fourth phase of travel advisory on India, which is considered to be the highest level of consultation issued by the State Department. The State Department has also approved the voluntary departure of family members of US government employees in the Indian Mission. The State Department of US has said in a tweet, ‘Access to medical facility has been severely limited due to COVID-19 cases in India. US citizens wishing to leave India should use the commercial options currently available. Flights to the US and flights to Paris and Frankfurt are available.
Asked to enroll on website
With this, the US Embassy in New Delhi has said in the Health Alert, ‘Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in India, access to all types of medical facilities is severely limited. We request US citizens to enroll themselves in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) by visiting step.state.gov on the website. So that he can get the necessary information related to health and safety in India from the embassy. With this, American citizens have been asked to go to the website of the Ministry of Health of India to get the necessary information related to travel restrictions.
‘Testing system is weakened’
The US embassy has issued a statement saying, ‘The new cases of COVID-19 and death figures are rising rapidly at record levels across India. The COVID-19 testing system is reportedly weak in many places. According to the data released on Thursday in India, 3,79,257 new cases have been reported within a day and 3,645 patients have died during this period (India Coronavirus). Now the total number of cases here has been 1,83,76,524, while the total figure of the dead has reached 2,04,832. It has also been said in the statement, ‘There has been a shortage of oxygen and beds in hospitals for COVID and non-COVID patients. Due to lack of space, many citizens have been denied recruitment in many cities.
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