Six were admitted to LokNayak Hospital after being tested positive for COVID-19 and two “showing symptoms,” officials said. These samples are sent to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention for genomic sequencing to see if there is a new mutant, Omicron.
A dedicated ward was set up to isolate and treat such patients, officials added. Four flights, departing from Amsterdam and London and carrying 1,013 passengers, landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport between 12 nights and 6 am. Of these passengers, four are reported to have been tested positive.
Three patients traveled by plane from Amsterdam carrying 372 people. The fourth patient traveled with 176 other people by plane from London. All are Indians.
Hospital officials said two more travelers who had negative test results but had Covid-like symptoms were taken to the hospital.
The Government has revised guidelines for international travelers as a public health response measure for the control and management of new variants of Covid-19, designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization.
“The Government of India continues to track the evolution, supporting the state and participating in the fight against the pandemic through a’government-wide’approach,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The center on Tuesday ensures the preparation of health infrastructure such as the availability of ICUs, O2 beds, ventilators, etc., and states and UT to implement ECRP-II focusing on rural and pediatric cases. Advised.
At a virtual meeting with the state and UT on public health response measures, Dr Balram Bhargav of DGICMR said that Omicron variants are subject to RT-PCR and RAT testing. Therefore, the state and UT were advised to enhance testing to identify any case quickly and early. The state was advised to target test passengers from “non-endangered” countries as part of enhanced testing.
Omicron: Six people from “endangered” countries test positive for Covid-19 and are admitted to Delhi Hospital
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