Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus welcomed him for the new role: "I would like to congratulate and welcome Dr Harsh Vardhan on his election as the new chair.

It also allowed all government offices to be opened. While only 33 per cent attendance will be allowed in offices dealing with non-essential activities.

The Union Minister also spoke on revised travel advisory issued by the government and said: "All arriving from abroad, including the United Nations officials and others exempted from visa restrictions, will also undergo airport screening."