Mumbai: Nine returnees from the United Kingdom who arrived in Telangana after 9 December tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. 9 recent cases take the number of coronavirus cases returning to the UK to 16 in the state.
Samples from all 16 have been sent to Cellular and Micro Biology (CCMB) for genome sequencing to confirm if they are infected with the new coronavirus virus that has been detected in the UK. Results are expected in two days.
“Out of 1,200 UK returns, 926 were tested and 16 tested positive for COVID19 (including the previous 7). These people were in immediate contact with 76 other people – they have been placed under quarantine. Telangana Director of Public Health Dr. Yes. In 2 days, samples of 16 members were sent to the # CCMB-results, said Srinivasa Rao.
Last week, a new strain of coronavirus was first discovered in the UK. According to experts, this strain is more permeable than other SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Meanwhile, a total of 20 teams has been formed in Telangana to track 1,200 UK returnees to the state since December 8. The Telangana Health Department has enlisted 1,200 people returning to the state from Britain since 8 December.
20 monitoring teams have been formed to track returners, visit their homes, check their current health status, and screen them for COVID. Samples of those testing positive will be sent to CCMB for genome sequencing.