Mumbai urban body seeks data on UK, West Asia returnees in the midst of worries about new infection strain

 

Upwards of 1,200 of 2,600 travelers, who have gotten back from the UK and West Asia to Mumbai from November 25 and December 28, have been tried

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked its ward officials, private emergency clinics, and social orders to illuminate the urban body in the event that they discover any returnees from the UK and West Asia. The solicitation comes in the midst of worries about the spread of the new and more infectious Covid-19 strain found in the UK.

Urban authorities are intently observing the UK, West Asia returnees and their nearby contacts. Extraordinary courses of action have been made for Covid-19 positive patients among them at a clinic in Marol.

Upwards of 1,200 of 2,600 travelers, who have gotten back from the UK and West Asia to Mumbai from November 25 and December 28, have been tried.

“Numerous travelers are not approaching to uncover their movement history or their nearby contacts. Thus, we are likewise attempting to follow them through nearby bodies. Hence, ward officials, emergency clinics, and social orders are being told to educate us in the event that they know any individual who has gotten back from the UK and the Middle East [West Asia] post-November 25,” said BMC’s extra chief, Suresh Kakani. He added six of the 12 travelers, who were discovered to be Covid-19 positive, have since tried negative. Kankani said all the returnees will be retested.

The BMC has sent the examples of the returnees to Pune’s National Institute of Virology for genome sequencing.

Mangala Gomare, BMC’s chief wellbeing official, said the state government has given them the subtleties of the returnees to Mumbai and added authorities are following up on their wellbeing through phone.

Heidi Phillips

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