Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s claim on a new variant coronavirus in Singapore which could reach India sparked off a diplomatic row. On May 18, Kejriwal tweeted that a very dangerous strain of the Coronavirus was prevalent in Singapore and it could affect children the most.
Kejriwal had asked the central government to immediately halt air service to Singapore band priorities vaccination drive for children.
Responding to Kejriwal’s tweet, Singapore’s diplomatic mission said that there is no Singapore variant.
Singapore Foreign Minister, Vivian Balakrishna also slammed Kejriwal saying, “Politicians should stick to facts! There is no ‘Singapore Variant’.
The Singaporean Government also conveyed it’s an objection to Indian High Commissioner on Delhi Chief Minister’s tweet. After the fallout, the Center Government lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal for his irresponsible Allegation against Singapore.
Appreciating Singapore, the External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar said, ‘Singapore and India have been solid partners in the fight against COVID-18. Singapore’s role as a logistics hub and oxygen supplier.