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UK returnee found coronavirus positive in pune

A man who had returned in Pune from the UK in the second seven day stretch of December has been found to have tried positive for Covid, a wellbeing official said on Friday.

The individual’s swab tests will be shipped off the National Institute of Virology (NIV) to check in the event that he has been contaminated by the new strain of infection found in the UK, said Dr Sanjiv Waware, Assistant Chief Health Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation.

The man was one of the 544 people – including 300 from Pune city – who had gotten back to Pune locale as of late according to a rundown gave by the Maharashtra government, he said.

“This man returned to Pune on December 13 and tested positive on December 17. We will be sending his swab samples to NIV for genome sequencing to check if the virus is the same as the new strain,” said Dr Waware.

The man is asymptomatic and is right now in home confinement, he said.

After another variation of Covid was identified in the UK, the Union government had requested following of travelers who showed up in India from the UK between November 25 and December 23.

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