India’s tally for UK strain of coronavirus at 102: Health Ministry

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Indians sporting face masks as a precaution towards the coronavirus stroll at a vegetable market in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020.

The quantity of individuals in India who’ve examined optimistic for the brand new UK variant of coronavirus has climbed to 102, the Union Health Ministry stated on Wednesday. Until January 11, the quantity of individuals affected by this strain of the coronavirus was 96. On Wednesday, the ministry stated, “The full quantity of individuals discovered to be optimistic with the brand new UK variant genome stands at 102 in the present day.”

All these individuals have been stored in single-room isolation in designated healthcare amenities by respective state governments.

Their shut contacts have additionally been put in quarantine and complete contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, household contacts and others.

Genome sequencing on different specimens is happening, the ministry stated, including the scenario is beneath cautious watch and common recommendation is being offered to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG (Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium) labs, the ministry stated.

The presence of the brand new UK variant has already been reported by a number of international locations together with Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.

(With PTI inputs)

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