January27 , 2022

South Africa Returnee Tests Positive In Chandigarh, 2 Contacts Also



The man returned from South Africa on November 21. (Representational)

Chandigarh (Punjab):

A 39-year-old man, who returned from South Africa, examined constructive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh on Monday, stated Union Territory well being officers.

The man returned from South Africa on November 21. Initially, after he returned from South Africa, the well being officers performed an RT-PCR take a look at on the airport on his arrival and he was examined unfavorable.

Later, he was residence quarantined. Then after seven days, following re-testing, the person, resident of Sector 36, was discovered contaminated with COVID-19.

Meanwhile, two of his contacts – a member of the family and home assist – have additionally been examined constructive for COVID-19, and two of his different relations have been examined unfavorable and another member’s take a look at report is awaited.

The officers have despatched samples of the person to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi to establish variant of coronavirus

“As per protocol, the positive cases are being shifted to an institutional quarantine facility. The samples of the positive cases will be sent for Whole Genome Sequencing to NCDC, Delhi to ascertain the variant/variant of concern (VoC), if any,” stated the well being officers.