Advertisement

  • News
  • Columns
  • Interviews
  • BW Communities
  • Events
  • BW TV
  • Subscribe to Print
  • Editorial Calendar 19-20
BW Businessworld

11 of 950 passengers from UK test positive for COVID-19 at Delhi airport: Genestrings

11 of 950 passengers from UK test positive for COVID-19 at Delhi airport: Genestrings

Photo Credit :

New Delhi [India], December 24 (ANI): Eleven out of 950 passengers who came in four flights from the UK at Indira Gandhi International airport have tested positive for coronavirus, Dr Gauri Agarwal, Director, of Genestrings Diagnostic Centre, said on Wednesday.
"Since the directive from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) came, a total of four flights have landed at the airport. Testing of all the passengers was done comprehensively, as per the directions. A total of 950 inbound passengers from London were tested at our lab at Terminal 3, IGI and 11 of them tested positive," Dr Agarwal said.
"These 11 samples have been duly stored in cold storage and sent to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi for further research using genome sequencing. We do not know yet if any of these positive are infected with the new UK strain," she added.
She said they were giving reports within four to six hours of sample collection and these are being handed over to airport officials who are following government directions with reference to contact tracing. (ANI)

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house. Unless otherwise noted, the author is writing in his/her personal capacity. They are not intended and should not be thought to represent official ideas, attitudes, or policies of any agency or institution.


ANI

ANI

More From The Author >>