Bihar: Two more foreigners test positive for Covid-19 in Gaya

Published on Jan 04, 2023 03:57 PM IST

The Gaya district administration has asked hotels to dedicate at least five rooms for Covid-19 patients

Buddhist devotees from various countries at the Jai Prakash Narayan airport in Patna. (PTI File Photo)
Buddhist devotees from various countries at the Jai Prakash Narayan airport in Patna. (PTI File Photo)

Two more foreigners, one each from Cambodia and Thailand, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday during a random sample collection drive at the Gaya airport a day back, district civil surgeon Dr Ranjan Kumar Singh said.

With this, the count of foreigners who tested positive in Gaya has gone up to 22 out of the 27 new Covid-19 cases detected since December 16, Singh said.

“A man from Cambodia and a woman from Thailand are among the latest to test positive for coronavirus today. Two from Thailand had tested positive on Monday,” he said.

“All four of them are asymptomatic and under home isolation at their respective monasteries in Gaya,” the doctor said.

Singh said Gaya had only six active cases as of Wednesday.

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Bihar had 16 active cases from the new outbreak, of which three were reported on Tuesday, according to a Covid-19 bulletin shared by the state government.

The Gaya district administration has asked hotels to dedicate at least five rooms for Covid-19 patients.

Nearly 16 foreigners tested positive for Covid-19 on December 28 during a random testing drive at the Gaya airport before the three-day religious congregation of the Dalai Lama began on December 29.

Most of the foreigners who tested positive were reportedly from Thailand.

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