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India, which has reported the highest number of overall Covid-19 cases after the United States, detected the South African variant in four people last month and the Brazilian one in one person this month.(Unsplash)

India to test travellers from Brazil, South Africa, UK after new virus strains

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:38 AM IST
India will make Covid-19 molecular tests mandatory for people arriving directly or indirectly from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil in a bid to contain the spread of more infectious virus variants found in those countries.
File photo: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘India reports 82 positive cases of new Covid-19 strain’: Health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:40 PM IST
The Central government created a network of 10 advanced labs across the country last month to step up disease surveillance in the wake of mutations detected in the Sars-Cov-2 virus.
Image for representation.(Bloomberg)
Image for representation.(Bloomberg)

Woman returns to Andhra Pradesh from UK, tests positive for new Covid-19 strain

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Mary Winfred Ann Parrie, a private school teacher at Rajahmundry, was infected with the new strain of virus which was recently found in the UK, as confirmed by Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
File photo: Citizens who were quarantined at a hospital for a mandatory period of 14 days following their arrival from abroad prepare to leave after they were tested negative against for Covid-19 in Bengaluru.(PTI)
File photo: Citizens who were quarantined at a hospital for a mandatory period of 14 days following their arrival from abroad prepare to leave after they were tested negative against for Covid-19 in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Karnataka government amps up effort to trace 570 ‘missing’ UK returnees

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Of the 1,614 passengers who came to Bengaluru, 26 had tested positive for Covid-19 and of them, three have tested positive for the new UK strain of the virus.
File photo: Passengers queue at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
File photo: Passengers queue at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

20 passengers from UK test positive for Covid-19, states begin contact tracing

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Chennai | By Joydeep Thakur and Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:59 PM IST
At least two people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kolkata after returning from UK. Seven passengers and a crew member who arrived from the UK in an Air India flight tested positive for Covid-19 in Punjab.
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