8 UK Passengers test positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in India

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TNI Bureau:  As many as eight passengers who arrived in India from Britain tested positive for coronavirus, but it wasn’t clear if they had new coronavirus strain.

As per the reports, 5 passengers from Delhi, 2 passengers from Kolkata and 1 from Chennai tested positive for coronavirus.

Positive samples have been sent to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for research which will help in understanding the implications on ongoing vaccine efficacy.

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Indian Government on Tuesday issued SOPs for passengers arriving from UK.

India has suspended all passenger flights connecting to the UK from December 23 to December 31 in view of the new coronavirus strain in that country.

UK passengers travelling from December 21-23 would be subjected to RT-PCR test on arrival and passengers testing

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