Friday, December 25, 2020

Covid-19 positive UK returnee woman manages to reach Andhra from Delhi

A Covid-19 positive woman, who allegedly managed to give the slip to authorities in New Delhi after her arrival from the UK recently and reach Andhra Pradesh by train, has been picked up from Rajamahendravaram and admitted to a hospital along with her son, officials said.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the city government will approach airport authorities over a report that two Covid-positive flyers from the UK had slipped out from the airport.

Amid mounting concern over a new strain of the virus detected in UK, the Delhi government on Tuesday had said people who have arrived here recently from that country, are being traced and tested, while an institutional quaran­tine facility was being set up separately for positive cases at the LNJP Hospital.

At a press conference, asked about the report that two passengers from the UK, who had landed at Delhi airport on Tuesday, had further travelled to Punjab and Andhra Pradesh, despite testing positive for COVID-19, Jain said, "I have also read about it in the newspaper today".

"Flight operations and security there is under the airport authorities... But, a person who has tested positive, should not have moved out," Jain said.

Asked about the responsibility of the nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Delhi airport, the health minister said, "We will talk to airport authorities about it".

According to the report, the two UK flyers, who had "slipped out", have been traced and "brought back" to Delhi.

All passengers arriving from the UK are being tested for Covid-19 at the Delhi airport.

"Those found positive are being quarantined in an institutional quarantine facility," Jain said.

Sources said, three persons who returned from the UK, and tested positive, have been brought to LNJP Hospital's separate isolation.

24/12/20 PTI/Business Standard

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