Four foreigners test Covid positive at Bihar's Gaya International Airport, isolated
Gaya, December 26: Four foreign nationals have tested positive for Covid at Gaya International Airport in Bihar.
As per information, the four foreigners arrived here to attend a religious gathering of Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama at Gaya. However, upon testing at the Gaya airport amid mandatory screening rules, they were found to be positive.
This has created fear among localities local people as well as those arriving to attend the religious preaching. The foreigners had currently been isolated at a hotel in Bodh Gaya, said Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjan Kumar Singh.
He said random corona screening of the passengers arriving at Gaya International Airport was being done during which four passengers were found to be Covid positive. "The four foreigners had come to Bodhgaya to attend Dalai Lama's religious programme to be held from December 29 to 31. One of them is from Myanmar and the other three are the residents of Bangkok," he said.
"The condition of all four is normal and they are being treated. Following the positive cases, the Covid detection process has been accelerated," he added.
The testing for Covid-19 is being carried out at the Gaya international airport and Gaya railway station. As per the Centre's guidelines, two per cent of international passengers arriving at Indian airports are to be tested.
The entire country is gearing up for a possible fourth wave of Covid-19, with the new Omicron sub-variant BF.7 creating mayhem in China. Cases have also been detected in India.