NEW DELHI: On Thursday, four more international travellers arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport were found Covid-19 positive, among which 3 were from Paris and 1 from London as informed by the officials.
The sample of these travellers have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing to confirm if they have Omicron, the new variant of COVID19, informed the officials.
Health Minister of Delhi, Satyander Jain says, “RT-PCR of every traveller coming from abroad is mandatory at the airport, in view of Omicron. 4 COVID positive travellers have been admitted to the LNJP Hospital and 4 suspected are being examined.”
“A total of six sensitive flights landed in Delhi from Wednesday 10 pm to Thursday 6 am. The passengers came from Paris, Frankfurt, London and Moscow. Four of them tested positive for Covid-19 and have been sent for treatment. They will be tested for Omicron” says a senior Delhi government official via The Indian Express.
Earlier on Wednesday, 4 international travelers tested positive out of which 3 were from Amsterdam and 1 from London.
All the infected travellers have been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, where a dedicated ward has been set up for isolating and treating such patients as informed by the Delhi Health Minister.
The airports are following the new guidelines issues by the government in the wake of the Omicron varient.