In the continuing door-to-door contact drive being carried out by the Delhi authorities to check UK-returned individuals for prevalence of COVID-19, eight have thus far been discovered contaminated with the coronavirus, officers mentioned on Friday.
A complete of 19 passengers out of over 13,000 who landed from the UK on the IGI airport right here between November 25 and December 21 have been discovered constructive for the virus.
Eleven have been examined constructive on the airport whereas eight others have been discovered constructive through the door to door contact and testing drive being carried out in all of the districts of town, mentioned a high Delhi authorities supply.
“All the 19 positive patients have been admitted to the special facility set up at LNJP hospital where they will undergo genome testing to determine whether they are infected by the super spreader strain of the coronavirus that has been reported in United Kingdom,” the supply mentioned.
So far, one individual every within the south east and south west districts of Delhi who returned from the UK in current weeks have been reported constructive for the virus. The remaining constructive individuals have been residents of different districts.
An individual from Dwarka in south west Delhi who had returned from the UK on December 19 has been recognized as COVID-19 constructive. The father of that individual has additionally examined constructive however he’s asymptomatic, an official mentioned.
The complete household has been quarantined in an institutional facility, the official mentioned.
In New Delhi district, the UK-returned passengers are being examined by means of RTPCR checks. No one has examined constructive thus far, they mentioned.
The door to door contact and monitoring can also be underway to maintain watch on the individuals who returned from the UK in the previous few weeks. Among them, these displaying even the slightest signs are being RTPCR examined, they mentioned.
Out of the over 13,000 passengers who landed at IGI airport from the UK, round 1400 have been recognized as Delhi residents, officers mentioned. The checklist of passengers offered by the Bureau of Civil Aviation is being sorted and all of the Delhi residents who returned from the UK are being contacted, they mentioned.
Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain mentioned on Wednesday that tracing and testing of all those that travelled to Delhi from the UK prior to now two weeks can be ensured.
“Delhi Government is aware, and all the people who have travelled from the UK to Delhi in the past two weeks will be traced, tested and advised quarantine,” he had mentioned in an announcement.
The authorities have enhanced monitoring of metropolis residents who returned prior to now few weeks from the UK to stop any violation of house isolation, Delhi authorities officers mentioned on Wednesday.
Teams of well being division and civil defence volunteers have been deployed on the district stage to maintain watch on these individuals who returned from the UK between November 25 and December 23 and examined damaging however must endure house isolation.
The authorities has arrange a separate facility on the LNJP hospital for these passengers from the UK who have been discovered corona constructive in RT-PCR checks carried out at IGI airport, for his or her therapy and genomic testing, officers mentioned.
Besides, a 5 star lodge in Aerocity close to the airport has been earmarked as paid quarantine facility, whereas a Covid care centre in south Delhi will function a free institutional isolation facility for passengers from flights by which constructive circumstances are detected, they mentioned.
Those passengers who’ve returned from the UK prior to now few weeks and are discovered damaging will endure two weeks house isolation adopted by one other two weeks interval beneath commentary, officers mentioned.
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