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5 passengers from UK test Covid positive at Delhi airport
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By Agencies
On Dec 22 2020

The flight landed around 11.30 pm on Monday.

Five flyers of a London-Delhi flight tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in the national capital last night. Are China, US jostling for position at the highest point in Antarctica?Ellis said the medevac plan involved a US Basler aircraft taking off from McMurdo Station, the main US station in Antarctica, to Wilkins Aerodrome within the next few days.

In Kolkata, a West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Department official said those sitting near the two passengers who were positive will be told to be in home isolation for two weeks.

"Five passengers were found COVID-positive at the Delhi airport".

The government has also issued a direction that all the passengers coming from the United Kingdom during the intervening period from December 21 to 23 will have to undergo RT-PCR tests at the airports of arrival.

Three flights are scheduled to land in Delhi today.

However, WHO's Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan claimed that the new strain may already be present in many countries.

The Government said targeted community testing of people with no symptoms will help identify positive cases more quickly and break chains of transmission, and is available for all local authorities in Tier 4, Tier 3, and in Tier 2 at risk of going into Tier 3, with authorities invited to submit applications.

"We need to determine if the viral strain is the newly discovered mutated variant or something different", said a top official.

"We have only information about a new strain of the virus but still now we don't have any case with the new strain".

With Sydney's beachside suburbs in lockdown due to a growing coronavirus outbreak, residents of Australia's largest city flocked in record numbers to get tested for COVID-19, hoping to hold back tougher restrictions over Christmas.

According to Covid-19 protocols in India, all global passengers coming to the country have to remain in isolation for seven days.

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