Six individuals who flew into Delhi from “at-risk” international locations, together with the UK and the Netherlands, on Wednesday have been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital after 4 of them examined constructive for COVID-19 and two “confirmed signs”, officers mentioned.
Their samples have been despatched to the Nationwide Centre for Illness Management for genome sequencing to establish if they’ve the brand new variant, Omicron, they mentioned.
All six individuals have been admitted to the LNJP Hospital, the place a devoted ward has been arrange for isolating and treating such sufferers, the officers added.
“4 flights originating from Amsterdam and London and carrying 1,013 passengers landed on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport between 12 evening and 6 am. Of those passengers, 4 have examined constructive,” a supply mentioned.
Three sufferers travelled on a flight from Amsterdam that carried 372 individuals. The fourth affected person travelled with 176 others on a flight from London. All are Indian nationals, he added.
An official on the hospital mentioned two extra travellers who examined detrimental however have Covid-like signs have been delivered to the hospital.
A complete of six sufferers are within the hospital at current, he mentioned.
Gauri Agarwal, Director, Genestrings Diagnostics, the laboratory conducting Covid-19 exams on the airport, mentioned, “We’re operating roughly near 2,000 exams per day. We’re additionally guaranteeing utmost care in dealing with the samples.”
Based on the Centre, the international locations designated as “at-risk” are European international locations, together with the UK, and South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.
Travellers from these “at-risk” international locations are following further measures on arrival in India from Tuesday midnight.
Below the brand new norms, RT-PCR exams are obligatory for passengers arriving from the “at-risk” international locations and they are going to be allowed to go away the airport solely after the outcomes come.
Additionally, 5 per cent of the passengers arriving in flights from different international locations might be topic to the check randomly.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had Tuesday mentioned the capital is ready to arrange 63,800 beds in case a 3rd Covid-19 wave hits the town.