A 35 year old woman had returned to Belagavi from London recently and in the wake of emergence of new variant of corona virus in the UK, swabs were taken on Tuesday for COVID tests. The swabs of the primary contacts were also taken. All of them have been advised for Home Quarantine until the results arrive.
The Minister of Health Government of Karnataka Dr. Sudhakar K has held a meeting with Technical Advisory Committee of Health and Family Welfare Department.
Initial studies in the UK suggest that the virus may be more contagious than the present one but not more virulent.
In order to contain the spread of new variant of virus, centre has suspended flights originating from the UK from Tuesday midnight till 31st December.
As a precautionary measure state govt has mandated 7 day home quarantine for travellers from UK, Denmark and Netherlands.
Travellers who have arrived in the state from these three countries in the last 14 days will be traced within next 24 hours and subjected to RT-PCR test.
While there is no need to panic people are urged to continue to follow all precautionary measures and stay safe.