Mumbai: India has reported its first six cases of the new coronavirus strain. A total of 6 samples of 6 UK returnees were found to be positive with the new UK variant.
“All these individuals are kept in single-room isolation in designated health facilities by the respective state governments. Their close contacts are also placed under quarantine. Extensive contact tracing for co-travelers, family contacts and others begins Has been done. Genome sequencing. Work on other samples is underway, “the government said in a release.
The COVID variant found in the UK raised worldwide concern, as it was said to be highly contagious.
The Ministry of Health said samples of three UK returnees were tested and found positive for the new UK strain in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and one in National Institute of Virology, Pune.