Amid growing concerns over Covid-19 variant Omicron, a South Africa returnee has been booked for violating home quarantine protocol in Chandigarh.
According to information, she had returned from South Africa on December 1. Her RT-PCR report was negative.
On December 2, she broke home quarantine protocol and checked into a hotel. Her repeat sampling was due on December 8, said Yashpal Garg, Secy-Health, Chandigarh. A case has been booked in Sector 19 police station.
Meanwhile, the local administration has been asked to direct hotels to ask for the 15-day travel history of international travellers.
Two high-risk contacts of South Africa returnee in Chandigarh test Covid positive
A total of four high-risk (household) contacts of South Africa returnee, residing at Sector 36 of Chandigarh, were tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday, out of which, two were reported to be positive, said District Administration.
The returnee and the two positive contacts were shifted to an institutional quarantine (GMCH-32) on Monday. Eight community contacts of his wife were tested at GMCH-32 for Covid19.
All of them have been reported to be negative while the sample of the returnee and his two positive contacts have been sent for Whole Genome Sequencing to NCDC, Delhi.
The results of Whole Genome Sequencing usually take a minimum of two weeks.