Scientists and public health officials currently have no evidence that the “Indian” strain of the COVID-19 coronavirus is more resistant to vaccines than other COVID-19 variants.
Asher Shalmon, director of international relations at the Department of Health, made the statement in a commentary to Kahn.
“It is unclear whether India is the most dangerous country, but we will tighten the rules for entry from it, including for foreign workers. At this point, there is no evidence that vaccines are not effective against the Indian strain,” Shalmon said.
Earlier, the health ministry recommended temporarily cancelling all direct flights to and from India because of the critical illness situation in the Asian country.