2 international air travellers test positive for Covid-19 in Chennai

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Two global air explorers, including a youngster, who had shown up in Tamil Nadu from Singapore and the United Kingdom have tried positive for Covid and the public authority precluded web-based media reports guaranteeing they were instances of Omicron yet said tests possibly would close on the off chance that they are tainted with the most recent variation of the Covid.

Serve for Health and Family Welfare, Ma Subramanian, told columnists here that a man who showed up from Singapore to Tiruchirappally in the extremely early times and the youngster who had shown up with its family here from the UK have tried positive for Covid and lamented that there were claims in online media that both were tainted with the Omicron variation.

Both the UK and Singapore are high-hazard nations.

“The traveler from Singapore showed up at Tiruchirappally at 3.30 am (on Friday). He tried positive and has been moved to the neighborhood clinical school where he has been isolated. His example will go through genome sequencing and we have an office here for this reason. Notwithstanding, it will likewise be shipped off a lab in Bengaluru and solely after that outcome would we come to know whether he is contaminated with Omicron,” he said.

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“He is just Covid-19 positive at this point,” the minister added.

Without uncovering a lot of insights concerning the subsequent case, he said the kid alongside its family had been conceded to the King’s Institute here where the pertinent tests are being led.

Discrediting web-based media guarantees that both the cases were Omicron variations, Subramanian said “we will be straightforward in reporting the outcomes” as it would just assistance in making more open mindfulness against the pandemic and encouraged online media clients to be cautious about thinking on the “touchy issue”.

The co-travelers situated toward the front and back lines of the trips wherein these two voyaged and the flight team had likewise been tried, he said.

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India’s first Covid-19 Omicron cases were recognized on Thursday, when two fliers from South Africa to Bengaluru tried positive for the new variation. Different limitations and measures at the air terminals, for example, tough reconnaissance and testing measures have been set up by different state legislatures. PTI

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