BENGALURU/CHENNAI: Even because the variety of sufferers testing constructive for the mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2, which originated in Britain, rose to 25 in India on Thursday as per official sources, a number of state governments intensified their drive to hint the lacking UK returnees who landed in India within the final one month or so.
While Karnataka is but to search out 175 passengers, together with 80 foreigners, the Tamil Nadu authorities has up to now been unable to hint about 360 UK returnees, all of them from Chennai and Chengalpattu.
Approximately 2,300 travellers returned from the UK in TN since November 21 and the federal government has traced 1,936 of them, all of whom have undergone RT-PCR assessments. While 24 examined constructive and 1,853 examined adverse, the outcomes of 59 are awaited. There is problem in tracing passengers as they’ve offered mistaken addresses, state well being secretary J Radhakrishnan advised reporters in Chennai.
Karnataka well being minister Okay Sudhakar stated: “Of the 175 lacking, 80 will not be Indian residents. This means we wouldn’t have their contact particulars. But the house division is pursuing the matter.”