Govt-19 test system for passengers arriving from the United Kingdom at Delhi Airport (PTI)
Bangalore / Chennai: The number of patients tested positive for the mutated variant of SARS-CoV-2 that appeared in the UK rose to 25 in India on Thursday, with several state governments intensifying efforts to locate the missing, according to official sources. Returnees to England who landed in India within the last one month.
Although Karnataka has not yet traced 175 passengers, including 80 foreigners, the Tamil Nadu government has so far been unable to locate 360 UK returnees, all of whom are from Chennai and Chengalpattu.
Nov. 24 test positive and 1,853 test negative, 59 results await. State Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan told reporters in Chennai that it was difficult to trace the passengers as they had given false addresses.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said, “Of the 175 missing, 80 are not Indian citizens. This means we have no contact details with them. But the Home Department is continuing the matter.”