Sunday, January 16, 2022
News

2 foreign travellers test positive in TN, samples sent for genome sequencing

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Chennai | Friday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST
Two passengers, who arrived at the Tiruchirapalli airport and Chennai airport from Singapore and the UK have tested Covid positive. The swab samples of these two passengers were sent for genome sequencing to ascertain whether they have contracted the Omicron variant.

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the passenger, who has arrived from the UK, has been admitted to the special ward of King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Chennai. He also said that the samples have been sent for genomes sequencing to Bengaluru. Three family members, who travelled along with the 10-year-old boy, had tested Covid-19 positive and have been put under quarantine.

The passenger, who has arrived from Singapore at Tiruchirapalli airport and tested Covid positive, is admitted at the Government Medical College Hospital, Tiruchi, and is under observation.

Subramanian, while speaking to media persons at Chennai, said, "The state health department has already alerted all the international airports in Tamil Nadu to conduct compulsory checks for all passengers arriving from 'at- risk' countries."

--IANS aal/dpb

( 187 Words)

2021-12-03-10:40:45 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE HEALTH NEWS
Delhi reports slight dip in Covid cases ...
Unvaccinated students not to be allowed ...
New Covid vaccine by Texas scientists is...
Alarming rise in Covid spread: 3,251 new...
Kerala records 17,755 Covid positive cas...
Booster dose neutralizes COVID-19 Omicro...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Showcause notice to Samajwadi Party for ...
COVID-19: Inflow of tourists declines in...
Saleem Pandit 'takes over' management of...
Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur police, take...
Huge Tricolour unveiled at Jaisalmer mil...
Chhattisgarh to generate 12-15L employme...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
You have driven Indian cricket to g... 
2022 Uttarakhand polls: BJP to form... 
Researchers assert infants with low... 
Booster dose neutralizes COVID-19 O... 
Not everybody can afford to work fr... 
Backward classes, Dalits have under... 
4.9 magnitude quake hits Taiwan's H... 
SP releases first list of 30 candid...