April 17, 2021

The UK strain has been detected in 33 people so far in Delhi

A further 20 people in Delhi have been diagnosed with the new SARS-Cov-2 virus that has emerged in the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of strain cases in the city to 33.

A total of 115 Govt-19 positive samples have been sent to the National Center for Disease Control (NCTC) for genetic sequencing by the state health department. Of these models, the testing center issued 80 reports, 33 of which were found to be carrying strain.

They are being treated at Lok Naik, Max Saket, Batra Hospital Tughlaqabad, Fortis Vasant Kunj and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Arvind Kejriwal has announced guidelines for screening travelers from the UK. According to the rules, travelers coming to the city from the UK will have to undergo seven days of corporate isolation and seven days of home isolation even if they test negative for Govt-19.

Delhi, meanwhile, registered 444 new cases of Govt-19 on Friday, with the daily number of infections being less than 500 in January, while the positive rate dropped to 0.59 per cent. Ten more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

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