Delhi: Four Passengers from At-Risk Countries Test Covid positive, admitted to LNJP

Delhi: Four Passengers from At-Risk Countries Test Covid positive, admitted to LNJP
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Six of the four people from at-risk countries who landed in Delhi on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19.

They arrived from the UK and the Netherlands and have been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital.

As per sources, two of them showed some symptoms. Besides, their samples have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing.

It will only be clear after the reports whether they have the new variant, Omicron or not.

In the LNJP Hospital, a dedicated ward has been set up for isolating and treating such patients.

There were two more travellers who tested negative but have Covid-like symptoms. They were also brought to the hospital.

At present there are a total of six patients are in the hospital. As per the Centre, the countries designated as at-risk are European countries namely the UK, and South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.

It is to be noted that travellers from these at-risk countries have to follow fresh guidelines on arrival in India.

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These new norms dictate that RT-PCR tests are mandatory for passengers arriving from at-risk countries.

They will only be able to leave the airport after the results.

Moreover, five per cent of the passengers arriving in India will be subject to the test randomly.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday pointed out that Delhi is prepared to set up 63,800 beds in case a third Covid-19 wave hits the capital.


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