12 from countries “at risk” in Lok Nayak, eight have Covid
Twelve passengers, who arrived in the national capital from countries “at risk”, are admitted to Lok Nayak hospital, according to a senior hospital official.
Of these, eight are confirmed Covid patients while four have symptoms such as a sore throat, fever and a history of contact with patients.
“There are currently 12 people from ‘at risk’ countries isolated in hospital after being referred here from the airport. All of their samples have been sent for genome sequencing, but none of the results have yet arrived. It will take another three to four days, ”said hospital medical director Dr Suresh Kumar.
Earlier this week, the Delhi government designated the hospital for the treatment of patients infected with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
According to the Center, countries designated as “at risk” include the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.
Travelers from these “at risk” countries follow additional measures upon their arrival in India from midnight Tuesday. Under the new standards, RT-PCR tests are mandatory for passengers arriving from “at risk” countries and they will only be allowed to leave the airport once the results have been obtained.
In addition, five percent of passengers arriving on flights from other countries will be subject to the random test.