In view of the menace from the brand new variant of COVID-19 pressure, medical checkups have been made necessary for travellers coming from Europe, South Africa and the Middle East, mentioned resident deputy collector Dr Jayshree Katare.
An evening curfew from 11 pm to six am has been declared till January 5, 2021 in all municipal company areas of Pune.
The doubtlessly extra contagious variant, referred to as 501.V2, was detected in South Africa earlier this month. It was found by means of routine genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 carried out by the Network for Genomic Surveillance, South Africa.
Earlier, after the identification of a brand new variant within the UK that was doubtlessly extra virulent, native authorities began accumulating details about individuals who’ve returned from the UK between November 25 (when the brand new pressure was first noticed within the UK) and December 22, when flights from the nation had been banned.
As per the district administration, a complete of 512 individuals who had returned to Pune from the UK between November 25 and December 23 have thus far been recognized from the information acquired from varied airways and 4 have been discovered to have the pressure.
Since Pune doesn’t have any direct flight to the UK, most incoming passengers fly to Mumbai after which journey to Pune by highway.