Four Flyers From ‘At-Risk' Nations Test Covid Positive, 8 Cases So Far
The Morning Standard|December 03, 2021
Samples of the quartet sent for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have Omicron

FOUR more travellers arriving from ‘at-risk’ countries tested positive for COVID-19 at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), officials said on Thursday.

All four passengers were admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital (LNH) and their samples sent to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have the new variant, Omicron, which has been classified as ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Till now, a total of eight people from ‘at-risk’ countries have tested positive for COVID-19 since stricter norms for international passengers came into effect on Tuesday midnight. The eight Covid-positive travellers and two passengers who showed ‘Covid-like symptoms’ have been admitted to LNH, where a dedicated ward has been set up for isolating and treating such patients.

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