So far 58 people test positive for the new strain of SARS-COV-2 in travellers returning from Britain to India. On Tuesday there were reports of 20 new cases of UK mutant strains were in the country. With this, the total number of new strains infected has increased to 58. On the one hand, while there is a decrease in the daily cases of corona in the country, on the other hand the number of positive cases of new strain are increasing, which is a matter of concern. A Pune lab tested all these 20 new cases.
According to Union Health Ministry, there are a total of 58 samples in the country with the new COVID Strain. The government will carry out a large-scale campaign to trace those new strain positive people. They will also trace their family members as well as other contacts to prevent the spread of virus.
People from Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore test positive of this new virus found in Britain. Britain’s Boris Johnson government has implemented a complete lockdown in the country due to the new strain. The lockdown is likely to continue until February.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday tweeted, “The cases of new corona strains found in Britain are increasing in India. The Government of India should reconsider the decision to resume flights from Britain on January 7. If the government banned flights from foreign countries at the beginning in January 2020, situation would have been better.”
He further says, “All the travelers who came back from Britain in the past and all those who come in contact with them should get their corona test done to prevent this new strain of corona from spreading. The Indian government should ensure that the flights from Britain do not become a problem again.”