Covid-19: Four new cases of sub-variant BF.7 detected in West Bengal
Three out of four detected are members of the same family and all of theme have recently returned from the United States.
Four new cases of Covid-19 sub-variant BF.7detected in West Bengal on Wednesday, the state's health department said. Three out of four detected are members of the same family and all of theme have recently returned from the United States. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing on December 29, 2022.
The report of fresh cases comes days after two international travellers, including a foreign national, were found Covid-positive after they were tested upon landing at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
“One of them was a British national. She had come from Australia via Kuala Lumpur and was going to Bodh Gaya in Bihar. The woman was shifted to the Infectious Diseases and BG Hospital in Kolkata,” a health department official said earlier.
The West Bengal government has devised a six-point plan to tackle the impact of Covid-19 case surge, Hindustan Times reported earlier. Hospitals have been identified for treating Covid patients and testing kits have been purchased as the part of the plan. Infectious Diseases and BG Hospital, Sambhu Nath Pandit Hospital, and MR Bangur Hospital are the state-run hospitals in Kolkata where patients may be shifted in case of a sudden spike in cases.