New Delhi: 5 passengers from the UK who arrived right here at Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport on Monday evening have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus, sources informed IANS on Tuesday.
These passengers have been despatched to Sardar Patel Covid Centre in Chattarpur.
A complete of 250 passengers who arrived final evening and have undergone the necessary RT-PCR take a look at on the airport. Whereas 5 examined optimistic, relaxation have examined adverse for Covid-19.
Sources informed IANS that as many as 470 passengers from the UK have landed IGI until now in two flights.
The primary flight carrying 250 passengers landed round 10.30 p.m. on Monday whereas the second flight carrying 220 passengers landed at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
The passengers of the second flight are being examined.
UK passenger exams Covid-19 optimistic in Chennai, pattern despatched to NIV
A passenger, who arrived right here from London, has examined optimistic for Covid-19, well being division officers mentioned on Tuesday, including that the take a look at pattern has been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to examine whether or not it’s the new mutant variant of the virus.
The passenger has been transferred to the Kings Institute Hospital right here and is at present below quarantine.
No different particulars concerning the contaminated individual was instantly out there.
India on Monday introduced that it has quickly banned flights from the UK to the nation Cafter the emergence of a brand new and extremely infectious pressure of the coronavirus in Britain.
The suspension of flights from the UK will come into impact from December 22 midnight and can proceed until December 31, the federal government added.
Additional, the ministry additionally added that as a measure of considerable precaution, passengers arriving from the UK in all transit flights (flights which have taken off or flights that are reaching India earlier than 22nd Dec at 23.59 hrs) ought to be topic to necessary RT-PCR take a look at on arrival on the airports involved.
Additionally, seven-day isolation is advisable for passengers from the UK who take a look at in RT-PCR and they are going to be medically monitored by the states/UTs.
Until now, the principles said that if a world passenger had a Covid-19-negative certificates from a take a look at accomplished 72 hours previous to the journey, she or he needn’t bear Covid-19 take a look at once more on arrival on the Indian airport.
Nations world wide have begun banning flights and travellers from Britain as London mentioned on Sunday the unfold of a more-infectious new coronavirus pressure was now “out of control”.
(WIth IANS Inputs)