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TelanganaNew Coronavirus strain: TS Health Department on high alert

New Coronavirus strain: TS Health Department on high alert

Published: 21st Dec 2020 11:32 pm

Hyderabad: The State Health Department is on high alert over the fast-spreading new strain of coronavirus that was detected in United Kingdom. Apart from further strengthening its Covid-19 surveillance activities at Hyderabad international airport, the Health Department will also track individuals who have reached Hyderabad from UK in the last one week.

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The decision to track such individuals has come after the advisory from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) on the new strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus on Monday. The Health Department is making arrangements to conduct RT-PCR Covid tests for passengers coming from United Kingdom at the Shamshabad airport.

Those who will test positive will be shifted to a health care facility while passengers who test negative will be kept under institutional quarantine for a week.


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