Mumbai: On Monday, a total of three individuals tested for the new UK variant of the coronavirus in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan, an official said.
“Three individuals have tested positive for the new UK version of the coronovirus. Their samples were sent to Delhi. All three have been transferred to the district hospital. Tracing and contacting their samples. The area where they live has been sanitised,” Hawaiian Singh, SDM Sriganganagar told ANI.
A total of 38 samples have been found positive with the new UK variant genome of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday.
These individuals are placed in single room isolation in designated health care facilities by the respective state governments and their close contacts are also in quarantine.
As per the experts, the new COVID-19 strain is more transmissible than other SARS-CoV-2 variants.
On 2 January, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that India has successfully isolated and augmented the UK-variant of the virus Sars-CoV-2 that causes the COVID-19 disease.
It is to mention that no other country has yet reported the successful isolation and culture of the UK-variant of SARS-CoV-2, ICMR reported.
(With ANI Inputs)