Nagpur COVID-19 positive man has UK travel history

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 24, 2020 12:22 pm -- Updated:December 24, 2020 12:22 pm

A 28-year-old man who recently returned from the UK has tested positive for coronavirus at Nagpur in Maharashtra.

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had appealed to those having recent travel history to UK to inform the civic body about it. Earlier this week, the government imposed travel restrictions to and from the UK.

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"The person concerned on his own informed us about his travel history to the United Kingdom. He returned to Nagpur from the UK 15 days back," NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B said.

The official stated that his RT-PCR test was conducted on Tuesday and he tested positive on Wednesday. The patient's swab samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for further examination.

"We don't know whether it is the old mutant or new mutant (of the virus). He has mild symptoms and as a precautionary measure, he has been kept at a different ward in the Government Medical College and Hospital here," he said.

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Three to four family members of the man have also been tested. They are quarantined at home and are being monitored, the civic chief informed.

He also appealed to people having recent travel history to the UK and Europe to come forward and get them tested.

-PTC News

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