January 18, 2021

7 UK Returnees Staying In Delhi Govt Positive | Delhi News

New Delhi: Seven returnees from the United Kingdom who tested positive for the new variant of the corona virus that lives in Delhi from November 25 to December 22 have tested positive for Covit-19. It is not yet known whether they are infected with the new variant of the super-spreader of the corona virus found in the UK or with the old variant.
A total of 19 returnees have so far been diagnosed with Govt positive and admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital, which has created a special isolated ward to house returnees suspected of being infected with the new corona virus variant.
“Of the 19 victims, 11 tested positive at RT-PCR tests at the Delhi airport when they landed in the UK, and 8 tested positive for all UK returnees conducted by the Delhi government in the past for three days,” the source said. That said, one of them is the general contact of the UK returnee.
The father of a Dwarka resident who returned from the UK on December 19 and tested positive on Thursday also tested positive (out of eight).
About 14,000 people have returned from the UK from November 25 to December 22, many of whom have left for other states they belong to, while 1500 are staying in Delhi.
The Delhi government conducted a house-to-house survey to test all such individuals after isolating them in their homes. Approximately 1500 people have been tested and the results of most of them have been released.
Authorities in the districts are tracking down all contacts of positive individuals, and all of them will be screened to ensure that anyone affected by common contacts is taken to hospital. All other common contacts of positive persons in the contacts will be tested, an official said.
The government has also decided that all persons returning to the UK will be re-tested within 10 days of being tested for the first time.
Civil defense volunteers monitor all persons under home isolation. Individuals make random visits to homes under home isolation to ensure they do not violate isolated guidelines.
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