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Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune: Where India discovered examples of UK returnees positive for new Covid strain

An total of six people who got back to India from the United Kingdom were discovered positive for the new Covid strain found there, the Union service of wellbeing and family government assistance (MoHFW) said in an assertion on Tuesday. Of these, the service stated, three examples were discovered positive in Bengaluru, two in Hyderabad and one in Pune.

“A total of six samples of six UK returnee persons have been found to be positive with the new UK variant genome. 3 in National Institute of Mental Health and Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, 2 in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and 1 in National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune,” the service’s assertion noted on Tuesday morning. The assertion further said that the individuals who have tried positive have been kept in single-room segregation in assigned medical services offices by separate state governments, adding that their nearby contacts, as well, have been isolated.

Referencing that the circumstance is under cautious watch, the assertion likewise said that states are being exhorted consistently for upgraded reconnaissance, control, testing and dispatch of tests to 10 Indian Sars-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) labs, including the three where the six examples were discovered positive with the new Covid strain.

Of the six who have tried positive for the new variation genome, one is from Tamil Nadu, state wellbeing secretary J Radhakrishnan said. Of the two examples discovered positive in CCMB Hyderabad, one each is from Warangal (Telangana) and Nellore (Andhra Pradesh).

On December 21, the Union service of common flying had reported a brief prohibition on departures from the United Kingdom, from 11:59 pm on December 22 till December 31. The service had likewise coordinated that travelers showing up in India from any worldwide departure from the UK be exposed to “compulsory” RT-PCR tests, and had additionally given point by point SOPs in such manner.

The new Covid strain, which is accounted for to be 70% more infectious than the current one, has prompted a few nations putting a prohibition on departures from the UK. It was found in the nation in September. The presence of this new variation has just been accounted for by Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore, up until now.

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