• Sayanti Dey

Returned Kolkata Along With Covid-19 Positive From UK



Among 222 passengers, 2 resulted in coronavirus positive. The 25 passengers, who didn’t have RT-PCR test reports with them at the time of landing, were tested in Kolkata. Two of them tested Covid-19 positive and were shifted to two separate hospitals. One was admitted at the Kolkata Medical College and the other was admitted at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, both state-run Covid-19 designated hospitals. The flight is known to be departed from London and landed in Kolkata on December 20, 2020 dawn. The samples of the virus had been sent off to the experts for examining the audacity of the virus.


NS Nigam, the state health secretary said that two people have been tested positive for the perilous virus lately in the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on Sunday. The affected are presently admitted to the hospital and are under observation by experts who are examining the samples to check if these are a new strain.


After the incident On Monday India announced to suspend all UK to India flights from December 23, 2020, until December 31, 2020. The report says the new strain of the coronavirus that has been spreading rapidly in the UK has not been detected in India yet.


COVID-19 has got a new variant, SARS-CoV-2. The new strain is spreading more rapidly than the original version but is not believed to be more deadly. The new SARS-CoV-2 variant was revealed to be the reason behind the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in South and East England. It said it has “moderate confidence” that the new variant “demonstrates a substantial increase in transmissibility compared to other variants”.


Officials are on the process of accommodating the contact history details of the patients And also contacting the passengers who were on board with them on the same flight and approaching them to isolate themselves.


Union health minister Harsh Vardhan assures people that the government is prepared and precautious to handle any situation.













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