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India reports first 6 cases of new COVID-19 strain after UK returnees test positive

The Free Press Journal | 29/12/2020 11:09 AM | Click to read full article

Six people who returned to India from the United Kingdom have tested positive for the new UK variant genome of SARS-CoV2, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

According to a report by NDTV, three of the patients are in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two in CCMB, Hyderabad, and one in NIV, Pune. Testing of all UK returnee air passengers through the RT-PCR test was made mandatory.