Saturday, December 18, 2021

Ghanaian tests +ve at Mangaluru airport

Mangaluru: A 27- year-old man, who arrived at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) from Ghana, a high-risk nation, tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, during the rapid RT-PCR test on Thursday. Following this, deputy commissioner K V Rajendra held an emergency meeting with the airport chief officer Nirav Shah, airport health officers, district surveillance officer, district nodal officer for Covid-19, and the chief of the Apollo lab at MIA on Friday.

The passenger was shifted to the isolation ward of the Wenlock District Hospital on Thursday evening, and is being treated there. The patient is asymptomatic. As many as 27 passengers sitting in the front three rows ahead of him, and three rows behind him have been treated as primary contacts, and they have been made to undergo the rapid RT-PCR test, and have been quarantined. Their swabs have been sent to Bengaluru for genome sequencing.

18/12/21 Times of India

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