4 from UK and Netherlands tested positive for Covid at Delhi airport


New Delhi: Four people who traveled to Delhi from the Netherlands and the UK in the early hours of Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19 and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine if they have the new variant, Omicron, sources said.

All four were admitted to the LNJP hospital, where a dedicated service has been set up to isolate and treat these patients, they added.

“Four flights from Amsterdam and London carrying 1,013 passengers landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport between midnight and 6 am. Of those passengers, four tested positive,” said a source.

All four are Indian nationals, he added.

According to the Center, the countries designated as “at risk” are European countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.

Travelers from “at risk” countries must follow additional measures upon arrival in India from midnight Tuesday.

Under the new standards, RT-PCR testing is mandatory for passengers arriving from “at risk” countries and they will only be allowed to leave the airport once the results have been obtained.

In addition, five percent of passengers arriving on flights from other countries will be subject to the random test.

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