New coronavirus strain reached India as samples of six UK returnees tested positive. According to Health Ministry of India Statment
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#New Delhi: New coronavirus strain has reached India as samples of six UK returnees tested positive on Tuesday. ‘6 cases of mutant Coronavirus strain that emerged in the UK, have been found in India’ the Union Health Ministry confirmed.
While three cases have been confirmed in Bengaluru, two in Hyderabad and one in Pune. “Samples from 3 British people who came back tested and tested positive for the new British strain in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two at the Center for Cell and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and one at the National Institute of Virology, Pune. “said the United Health Ministry.
“The situation is closely monitored and countries are regularly notified of increased monitoring, storage, testing and delivery of samples to INSACOG laboratories. It is important to note that Denmark, the Netherlands have reported availability of a new English version.” Australia, Italy, Sweden, France , Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore, “the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement.
According to the ministry, some 33,000 passengers from Great Britain landed at various Indian airports between November 25 and December 23. “All of these passengers are being tracked and RT-PCR tested by the State / UT. To date, only 114 have been found positive for COVID-19,” the department said.