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Tharoor withdraws from UK program

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has withdrawn from an event in the United Kingdom. Organizers have said that Indians who have taken both doses of the vaccine will have to be quarantined after moving to the United Kingdom. However, Tharoor refused to attend the event, saying that he would not tolerate such an unfortunate incident.

Tharoor shared the information on Twitter on Monday. “It simply came to our notice then. I will also not be attending the book launch event of my Battle of Billings (published there as The Struggle for India’s Soul) in the United Kingdom. It is offensive to ask fully vaccinated Indians to remain in segregation. The British are reconsidering this, “Tharoor said.

The United Kingdom has relaxed restrictions on those who have been fully vaccinated in their country, and those who have been fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine. However, Covishield vaccine recipients from the Serum Institute in India are required to undergo PCR testing before flight and other tests after landing in the UK.

The United Kingdom government has announced that in Africa, South America, the UAE, India, Turkey and some other countries, even if a person has been vaccinated, he or she will not be considered vaccinated. The government has also said that vaccinators in such countries will have to be quarantined for 10 days after entering the UK.

The UK has made it clear that the red, green and amber colors currently in use will be discontinued and the list of countries at risk of corona infection will be discontinued from October 4 and only the list of red list countries will be released. Also under the new rules, those coming to England from Japan, Singapore and Malaysia will not be required to undergo PCR testing before boarding the plane.

Currently, Britain’s list of red-listed countries includes Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Turkey, Maldives, Egypt, Oman and Kenya are also on the list.

 

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