Round 33,000 passengers had landed in numerous Indian airports from the UK between November 25 and December 23, when flights to and from that nation have been stopped. “All these passengers are being tracked and subjected by states to RT-PCR exams. Up to now, solely 114 have been discovered optimistic [for all variants of the virus],” the Ministry stated.
All samples from UK returnees that take a look at optimistic in RT-PCR exams can be put by means of genome sequencing, Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan instructed reporters. Additionally, as a part of in depth surveillance, 5 per cent of optimistic samples within the common inhabitants of the nation will even be subjected to genome sequencing, Bhushan stated.