New COVID-19 Cases Reported in India as UK passengers tests positive: On Tuesday India reports 6 new cases of new Covid-19 while testing passengers of UK. It is said that the new Corona virus is found to be 70% more transmissible and infectious. This new corona disease was reported in United Kingdoms few days ago. While India also reports cases of it in Gujrat. All six patients to be found positive has recently returned from Britain.
As per a government statement, three in NIMHANS of Bengaluru, two in CCMB, Hyderabad and one in NIV, Pune have been detected out of all the samples tested. All the patients have been kept in single room isolation. Their close contacts have also been kept under isolation.
Around 33,000 passengers arrived from the UK between November 25 and December 23. Of them, 114 have tested positive for Covid. Genome sequencing for other specimens is on, the government has said. The states where these passengers arrived, meanwhile, is tracing them and their contacts for Covid RT-PCR tests.
Besides UK returnees, 5 per cent samples of people who tested positive in the country since November 23 will also be sent for genome sequencing. The samples must have “proper representation particularly from the metro cities where there is high probability of having the new SARS-CoV-2 variant”, the government said.So far, several nations including Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore have reported the detection of the UK strain.
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