Dec. In the UK.
“All three have been kept in solitary confinement at a government hospital in Kolkata,” a health official said.
Two people who had previously returned on the same December 20 flight were found with the Govt-19. One of them was later found to be carrying a new strain.
The five were among 222 passengers who arrived in Kolkata from London on December 20. It was the last flight from London before the government stopped all flights from the UK from December 23.
The dry run for the Kovit-19 vaccine is scheduled to start in West Bengal on Saturday. Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat had earlier run dry runs.
“Three areas in North 24 Parganas district – Amtanga, Dattabad and Madhya Pradesh – have been selected for dry flow in West Bengal,” the second official said.
Of the 5,53,000 Govt-19 cases in West Bengal, at least 11,60,00 cases were reported in North 24 Parganas and 12,30,00 cases in Kolkata.