Telangana identifies first COVID positive case from ‘at-risk’ country


In the middle of the continuous concerns about Omicron COVID-19 version, first COVID-19 case from an ‘at-risk’ nation has actually been spotted in Telangana today. A 35-year old female traveler taking a trip from United Kingdom has actually checked COVID favorable after which she has actually been put in isolation at the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS). Her samples have actually been sent out for genome sequencing and further outcomes are waited for. The client is stable without any serious symptoms according to Telangana Public Health Professional Dr G Srinivasa Rao.

In a significant development, two cases of the Omicron version of coronavirus has been spotted in India. Union Health Ministry’s joint secretary Lav Agarwal, throughout a media instruction said that both the cases have been reported in Karnataka which the detection of the variation was just possible after the genome sequencing results were launched. This detection comes after the Karnataka federal government on Wednesday rolled back its COVID-19 testing standards for passengers thravelling to the state from ‘at-risk’. The revised guidelines, need passengers to upload an unfavorable RT-PCR report prior to boarding their flights. The report should not be older than 72 hours.

In view of the increase in COVID cases in the state and neighbouring locations, the Telangana federal government on Thurdsay decided to revive mask mandates in the state. A fine of Rs.1000 has also been revealed for those who do not use masks in public.

In other parts of the country, there is a severe rise in numbers of COVID-19 positive cases amongst travellers from nations that have been labled as ‘at-risk’ by the Indian government. Visitors from these ‘at-risk’ countries (as on November 26, 2021) would require to follow extra measures on arrival in India. The ‘at-risk’ country list consists of several European nations, the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.

In Mumbai, six passengers who arrived from South Africa or other high-risk countries checked favorable for COVID-19 on Tuesday. While talking about the cases, the department said that one case each has actually been reported from Mumbai Corporation, Kalyan the Dombivali Corporation, Meera-Bhayandar Corporation and from Pune while 2 cases from Nigeria were reported from the Pimpri-Chinchwad corporation.

In Delhi, 6 people who travelled to Delhi from ‘at-risk’ nations, including the UK and the Netherlands, were confessed to the Lok Nayak Health Center, after 4 of them tested favorable for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The other 2 just revealed signs. Their samples have actually been sent out to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing and the results are yet to be released.

Published at Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:18:10 -0600