The government statement, which said the airports did not include Lucknow, was silent on the places where the COVID cases were detected
NEW DELHI, Dec 1 (The CONNECT) -In all six passengers were reported to be COVID positive on the first day of operation of the guidelines for international travellers issued by the centre as public health response measures for control and management of the new reported variant of COVID-19, which has been designated as a Variant of Concern (VOC) by the WHO.
The government said that 11 international flights landed at the country’s various airports from midnight to 4 pm today from "at risk" countries carrying 3,476 passengers.
The statement said the airports did not include Lucknow and did not specify the places where the COVID cases were detected.
All 3,476 passengers were administered RT PCR Tests, wherein only six passengers were found COVID19 positive.
The samples of the COVID19 positive passengers have been sent to INSACOG labs for Whole Genomic Sequencing. Government of India continues to keep track of the evolving situation, and supporting States/UTs in the fight against the pandemic through "whole of Government" approach.