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UK passenger tests Covid-19 positive in Chennai, sample sent to NIV

The Siasat | 22/12/2020 12:07 PM | Click to read full article

A passenger, who arrived from London, has tested positive for Covid-19, health department officials said on Tuesday, adding that the test sample has been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to check whether it is the new mutant variant of the virus.

The passenger has been transferred to the Kings Institute Hospital here and is currently under quarantine.