Six passengers from at risk countries have been admitted to a hospital in Delhi such as the United Kingdom and the Netherlands were admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital after four of them tested positive for COVID-19 and two “showed symptoms,” according to officials.
They said their samples were sent to the National Center for Disease Control for genome sequencing to see if they had the new Omicron variant.
According to officials, all six people have been admitted to the LNJP Hospital, where a special ward has been set up for isolating and treating such patients.
“Between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., four flights carrying 1,013 passengers from Amsterdam and London landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Four of the passengers have tested positive for drugs “according to a source.
Three patients were among 372 passengers on a flight from Amsterdam. The fourth patient boarded a plane from London with 176 other passengers. He went on to say that they are all Indian citizens.
Two more travelers who tested negative but have Covid-like symptoms have been brought to the hospital, according to a hospital official.
He said there are currently six patients in the hospital.
Gauri Agarwal, Director of Genestrings Diagnostics, which conducts Covid-19 tests at the airport, stated, “We are currently running around 2,000 tests per day. We’re also taking extra precautions with the samples.”
European countries, including the United Kingdom, as well as South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel, have been designated as “at-risk” by the Centre.
From Tuesday midnight, travelers from these “at-risk” countries must adhere to additional security measures upon arrival in India.
RT-PCR tests are now required for passengers arriving from “at-risk” countries, and they will only be allowed to leave the airport once the results are received.
Additionally, 5% of passengers arriving on flights from other countries will be randomly subjected to the test.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that if the city is hit by a third Covid-19 wave, the capital will be ready to set up 63,800 beds.