Passengers from 5 countries under the radar of the Bihar health department
Patna, January 1 (SocialNews.XYZ) With the state’s first Omicron case surfacing in Patna, the Bihar health department has issued a notification for passengers from South Africa, Botswana, England, the United States and Hong Kong.
According to the notification, passengers from those countries are to be isolated at home for 10 days and undergo RT-PCR testing three times during that period.
Surveillance has been put in place at airports, train stations and bus stops and close surveillance is maintained on passengers.
The health department has also assembled teams of five medical staff, including an MBBS doctor, to trace contacts of passengers who have recently arrived from overseas and are staying in Patna and other parts of the state. The team will work under the supervision of civilian surgeons from the respective districts.
On Friday evening, the first case of Omicron emerged in the EEA colony in the upscale locality of Kidwaipuri in Patna. The patient was detected on the basis of contact tracing. He had traveled to Delhi to receive his brother from the UK at Indira Gandhi International Airport on December 21. He came into contact with his brother and was infected.
When health officials performed the RT-PCR test, it became positive. His genome sequencing test was also positive.
Patna’s health department is focusing particularly on the localities bordering Kidwaipuri. Places like Budha Colony, P&T Colony, Income Tax, Mandiri are under the radar of health authorities.
In the past 24 hours, 155 people have tested positive for Corona in the state. With this, active cases reached 488 in Bihar.
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2022-01-01-15: 44: 05